Gangtey Tshechu

September 23, 2018 - September 24, 2018 Wangdue Phodrang

The Gangtey Goempa observes an annual religious festival in its courtyard. The Tshechu comprises showcasing of different sacred masked dances and cultural dances.

The Gangtey Goempa observes an annual religious festival in its courtyard. The Tshechu comprises showcasing of different sacred masked dances and cultural dances. People from nearby villages and around the country gather at the Goempa to witness the masked dances. Communities immerse in religious energy by dressing in their finest textile rich attires and indulge in fine cuisine to celebrate the festive day. The conclusion of the festival is highlighted with a receiving of spiritual blessing called the Nguedrup Langwa. The sight of the festival is a mesmerizing one as the monks spin and swirl wearing uniformed brocade dresses and their intricately carved and polished masks glimmer at the sun hitting its edge and the crowd watches the dances with awestruck expressions. It is a photographer’s delight.


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