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Chorten Kora Tsechu

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Chorten Kora Tsechu

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Place: Trashiyangtse

This annual Dakpa Kora or also known as Chorten Kora Tsechu (circumambulation of the Chorten by Dakpas) festival held on the 15th of first lunar month, and Drukpa Kora (circumambulation of the Chorten by Bhutanese) festival held at the end of first lunar month that celebrates the stupa.

Insight into Festival Duration, Dates, and Features

Chorten Kora Tsechu Features

In her honor, the people of Arunachal Pradesh continue to come every year for kora (circumambulation) during the huge religious celebration celebrated in mid-March.

Chorten Kora Tsechu Dates for 2023
  • Starting Date: 5th April 2023
  • Ending Date: 20th April 2023
Chorten Kora Tsechu Insights

Every year, Dakpa Kora is held on the 15th day of the third month, which corresponds to February 28th, and Drukpa Kora (circumambulation by Bhutanese) is held on the 30th day, which corresponds to March 15th.

Lama Ngawang Loday erected the Chorten (Stupa) in 1740 on the location where a demon was tamed. The chorten was built in honor of his late uncle, Jungshu Pesan.

Chorten Kora Tsechu Highlights

Festival Packages

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Chorten Kora Festival

Chorten Kora, TRASHIYANGTSHE

This annual Dakpa Kora (circumambulation of the Chorten by Dakpas) festival held on the 15th of first lunar month, and Drukpa Kora (circumambulation of the Chorten by Bhutanese) festival held at the end of first lunar month that celebrates the stupa.

These festivals are attended by Dakpa people of the neighboring Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh in India, and Bhutanese from Tashiyangtse, Tashigang, and Kurtoe.

A popular belief is that when the stupa was constructed, a pious Dakini princess from neighboring Arunachal Pradesh in India entombed herself within, as the Yeshe Semba, to meditate on behalf of all beings. A popular Bhutanese (Dzongkha language) film “Chorten Kora” is based on this legend.

It is said to be a duplicate of the Boudhanath stupa in Nepal, and it was dedicated by Bhutan’s 13th top abbot, Je Sherab Wangchuk. It is now regarded as one of the most significant historical Buddhist constructions.

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