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Astronism in Bhutan

Bhutanese Astronism

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Written by Astronist Institution

Edited by Astronism In The World Journal

Last updated: DEC. 24, 2019

Astronism in Bhutan refers to the presence of the Astronist religion in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Astronism in Bhutan refers to the presence of the Astronist religion in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Orthographic projection of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Astro-Bhutanese philosophy, also known as Bhutanese Astronism, refers to the presence of Astronism in the Kingdom of Bhutan under management and philosophical jurisdiction of The Institution of the Philosophy of Millettism for the Kingdom of Bhutan, a national subsidiary for the worldwide Astronist Institution. 

The Institution of the Philosophy of Millettism for the Kingdom of Bhutan oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Bhutan is split into twenty districts and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Thimphu, which will be the only observatory in the kingdom. 

History of Astronism in Bhutan

Astronism is currently unrecognised by the government in Bhutan and the Astronist Institution has labelled freedom of religion for Astronists in Bhutan as censorious. Due to their unrecognised status, the number of Astronists currently residing in Bhutan is unknown and concerns have been raised regarding their freedom to practice their faith. Additionally, no Astronist content have been translated into Dzongkha, the official language of the country, which presents another barrier for Bhutanese Astronists.

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  • Astronism by country
  • Astronism in South Asia
  • Astronism in Asia

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