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is bhutan called the ''Land of the Thunder Dragon'' ? whyy?

and their flag.? what does it symbolizes.

im getting ready for my report for tommorrow. help me pls. thanks..

1 Answer

  • weirdo
    Lv 6
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Bhutan's national anthem is named "The Thunder Dragon Kingdom." In the Dzongkha language, Bhutan is called Druk Yul, or Land of Druk, so it can be translated to "Land of the Thunder Dragon."

    "The yellow [on Bhutan's flag] signifies civil tradition and temporal authority as embodied in the Druk Gyalpo, the Dragon King of Bhutan, whose royal garb traditionally includes a yellow kabney (scarf). The orange half signifies Buddhist spiritual tradition, particularly the Drukpa Kagyu and Nyingma schools. Druk, the Thunder Dragon, spreads equally over the line between the colors. The placement of Druk in the center of the flag over the dividing line between the flag's two colors signifies the equal importance of both civic and monastic traditions in the Kingdom of Druk (Bhutan) and evokes the strength of the sacred bond between sovereign and people. The white color of Druk signifies the purity of inner thoughts and deeds that unite all the ethnically and linguistically diverse peoples of Bhutan. The jewels held in Druk's claws represent Bhutan's wealth and the security and protection of its people, while the dragon's snarling mouth symbolizes Bhutanese deities' commitment to the defense of Bhutan."

    Source(s): "The National Flag Rules of Bhutan (1972)" (PDF). 1972. Retrieved 2010-09-25. "The Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan" (PDF). Government of Bhutan. 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2010-10-08. "National Symbols". Department of Information Technology. 2008. Retrieved 2010-10-08 "First Schedule – The National Flag and the National Emblem of Bhutan". Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan. 2008. Retrieved 2010-09-25.
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