Culture and Customs of Bhutan
The rich Culture and Customs of Bhutan has continuously been remarked as untarnished. A great degree of not just the leftovers of the past but a living culture, where ancient traditions are alive, still maintains to have clear worth in everyday life of the Bhutanese people. Cultural heritage is considered as the base upon which the uniqueness of the Bhutanese people and the kingdom of Bhutan as an independent nation is built.
The official religion of Bhutan is Tantric form of Mahayana Buddhism. Villages in Bhutan are scattered with temples and religious structures, which are present along the roads and trails. Also, you can observe many prayer flags on the hills and high passes, fluttering in the breeze. Almost every house in Bhutan has a special area called a chosum, which is a small shrine, or a special room used for prayers. Besides, Bhutanese art reflects major Tibetan influences; though it has developed many of its own origin It has three main characteristics: it is anonymous, religious, and performs no independent aesthetic function. Intricate wall paintings and Thankas (wall hangings), most historical writing and fine sculpted images all have a religious theme.
Around ten thousand Buddhist monks significantly involves in both the religious and social lives of the Buddhist population. The monks visit households and perform rites on occasions like birth, marriage, sickness, and death because of the sacred significance of nearly every main event in the life of a Buddhist.