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Gomkora Tshechu

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Gomkora Tshechu

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Place: Gomkora

Gomphu Kora lies in the heart of the agrarian belt of eastern Bhutan. It is 23km from Trashigang Dzong, the headquarters of Bhutan’s most populous district in the eastern Bhutan. Gomphu means “Meditation Cave” and Kora means “Circumambulation”.

Gomkora Tshechu Insight into Festival Duration, Dates, & Features

Features

The Kora event in Gomphu Kora began 400 years ago. The Gomphu Kora Tshechu festival is one of the largest in eastern Bhutan, giving a welcome opportunity for villagers to trade, mingle, and celebrate before the start of the farming season.

Gomphu Kora is a holy location where Guru Rinpoche defeated an evil spirit he pursued all the way from Lhasa Samye, Tibet, circa 850 AD.

Gomkora Tshechu Dates for 2023
  • Starting Date: 29th March 2023
  • Ending Date: 31st March 2023
Insights

Gomphu Kora is located in the center of eastern Bhutan’s agriculture zone.

Highlights

Festival Packages

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Gomkora Tshechu

Gomphu Kora, Trashiyangtse

GomphuKora lies in the heart of the agrarian belt of eastern Bhutan. It is 23 km from Trashigang Dzong, the headquarters of Bhutan’s most populous district in eastern Bhutan. Gomphu means “Meditation Cave” and Kora means “Circumambulation”.

The name is derived from a cave formed out of a rock face next to a temple that has been built as a tribute to this sacred site. The biggest attraction of Gomphu Kora is the circumambulation. “Go around Gomphu Kora today for tomorrow may be too late”, advises a local song that entices devotees to visit Gomphu Kora.

The place comes alive once every year when people all over eastern Bhutan descend upon the narrow valley, dressed in their finery, to partake in the festivity, worship, and reaffirm their connection with the past. The sanctity of the three-day religious festival event draws the Dakpa tribe from neighboring Arunachal Pradesh (India). They endure days of travel on foot through rugged environs with entire families in tow.

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