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Chhukha Tshechu

mask dance
mask dance

Chhukha Tshechu

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Place: Dzong, Chhukha

Chhukha is a hot, wet region of dense Sub-Tropical forests located in South Western Bhutan. The region is home to many important plant and animal species.

Insight into Festival Duration, Dates, and Features

Chhukha Tshechu Features

The tshechu is performed once a year as a gift to Guru Rinpoche. Various mask dances, as well as traditional folk music and dances, are performed throughout the event. The festival’s main attraction is the unfolding of Guru Rinpoche’s thongdrol (huge tapestry).

Chhukha Tshechu Dates for 2023
  • Starting Date: 22nd October 2023
  • Ending Date: 24th October 2023
Chhukha Tshechu Insights

Every year, the Chukha Ngedrup tse Dzong holds a three-day Tshechu consisting of various masked dances and cultural artifacts as a sacrifice to Guru Padmasambhava.

Every year, the Chukha Ngedrup tse Dzong holds a three-day Tshechu consisting of various masked dances and cultural artifacts as a sacrifice to Guru Padmasambhava.

The finest aspect of the Tshechu is that on the last day, a giant Thongdrol of Guru is unfurled from the Dzong’s Utse for the devotees. Thongdrol means “visual emancipation.”

Chhukha Tshechu Highlights

Festival Packages

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Chhukha Tshechu

Chhukha Dzong, CHHUKHA

Chhukha is a hot, wet region of dense Sub-Tropical forests located in South Western Bhutan. The region is home to many important plant and animal species.

There are two main ethnic groups present in Chhukha, the Ngalops and the Lhotshampas. The Lhotshampas are Southern Bhutanese with Nepalese origins and this creates wealth of cultural diversity in the region with various non-Buddhist festivals and practices being carried out.

Thousands of devotees gather in the courtyard of the freshly erected Dzong to observe the religious Chams, which are regarded sacred and are thought to release and cleanse onlookers of their past misdeeds.

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