Buddhist Mythology

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APP CHUNGDU

Bhutan Good Luck God

A rather angry-looking God of Good Luck

He takes money and tributes at the door of his temple — but you still have to throw a dice from his tray to learn or earn your fortune.

There is a nice story of a sculptor in the Haa Valley making a statue of Buddha. It was all going well until he started work on the head. And then he got stuck. He just couldn’t do it.

Then, by an extraordinary coincidence, an itinerant seller appeared carrying a large and perfectly sculpted head in a basket. Even more extraordinarily, the head fitted the headless statue almost perfectly.

“That’s great, how much do I owe you?” said the relieved sculptor. But the mysterious man mysteriously disappeared, leaving behind the mysterious head.

The man was App Chungdu and the head – now firmly attached to the statue – is there to this day for you to examine at your leisure.

App Chungdu Facts and Figures

Name: App Chungdu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Good Luck
Area of expertise: Good Fortune

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 926

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Article last revised on April 30, 2019 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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