So, this might come as a shock or Taboo for most people but yes it’s completely legal in Bhutan to paint giant phalluses on buildings and Houses, don’t believe me? See for yourself.
Now most of the countries around the world might charge you for public indecency or at least cost you a fine and warning but in Bhutan these paintings keep evil spirits away. In fact this culture can be traced back to 16th century where a Buddhist monk known as Drukpa Kunley also known as “divine madman” subdued demons in an unorthodox and bizzare way mostly using his penis.
In Bhutan you can paint your phalluses however you want although most people prefer it large and colourful like the one above. With fast development and most Bhutanese settling in urban areas these paintings have started decreasing probably due to shame but nevertheless many more still exist across the country.
There is a temple known as Chimi Lhakhang where Drukpa Kunley “Divine Madman “ blessed the location and subdued a demon and even till this day women who come to the monastery seeking blessings of children get hit on the head by the presiding Lama with a 10 inches (25 cm) wood and bone phalluses. They also make the pilgrimage to get the name of the child to be born. They do this by picking bamboo slips placed in the altar inscribed with names of boys and girls.