Rumtek Dubchen & Tsechu

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A week-long Vajrakilaya mass prayers or Dubchen is followed by Guru Padmasambhava or Rinpoche’s tsechu festival for 2 days on the ninth and tenth day of fourth month of Tibetan calendar. Tsechu has Chams (ritual dances), most of which are masked and wear elaborate ceremonial costumes. The dates provided here are for the Tsechu Festival but if you in Rumtek during the week preceding it , you can also see huge number of people from across Buddhist Sikkim and Bhutan gathered here for the prayers. Gregorian calender around June & July.

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