This Monastery is constructed on top of a heart-shaped hill with the backdrop of the sacred Mt. Khangchendzonga. The monastery, however, was built in 18th century A.D. Tashiding is also famous for the most holy chorten known as “Thong-Wa-Rang-To” which literally means “Saviours by mere sight”. Another important frature of Tashiding is the sacred water festival popularly known as “Bhumchu”. It is religious trading 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 Government and the lamas of the Monastery officially seal the sacred holy water for safety 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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