Dubdi Monastery

Dubdi Monastery

Dubdi Monastery

The Monastery is located on a hilltop above Yuksam surrounded by verdant forest. It can be approached by trekking only, negotiating steep slope for something like 32 to 35 minutes. It is an ideal place for lamas seeking meditation recthe backdrop of the sacred Mt. KhangchenDzonga. The Monastery was built in 18th Century A.D. Tashiding is also famour for the most holy chorten known as “Thong-Wa-Rang-To” which literally means “Saviours by mere sight”. Another important feature of Tashiding is the sacred water festival popularly known as “Bhumchu”. It is a religious tradition unique to Tashiding Monastery only. Every year, on the 15th day of the first Tibetan month, the Bhumchu Ceremony is celebrated with devotees coming from far and near to get the blessing of the holy water, The sacred holy water is officially sealed for safety by the Government and the lamas of the Monastery and it is taken out once a year on the auspicious occasion. The sacred water, which is taken out partly, is mixed with normal water to be distributed among thousands of devotees.

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