Bhutan Festival - Gomphu Kora Tsechu

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  1. bhutantravel

    bhutantravel New Member

    One of the most awaited and popular festivals in eastern Bhutan, the Tsechu have an element of love associated to it. In the past, the festival served as an avenue where people chose their spouses, the first meeting occurring during the evening circumambulations. While this practice has dwindled, it is still alive.
    The festival is held in one of the most sacred religious sites in Bhutan. Gomkora derives its name from “Gomphu Kora” – “Gom” meaning meditation; “Phu” cave and “Kora” circumambulation. It is said that Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) meditated in the cave for three months and subdued the demon, Mongkhapa, locally known as Sewang Nagpo, who had fled Tibet and hidden in a rock at Gomkora.

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    Last edited: May 4, 2015

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