In Pictures Bumchu Festival Of Tashiding Monastery

Bumchu Festival is one of the biggest festivals of Sikkim
Buddhist monks walk past prayer flags at the Tashiding monastery in Sikkim
Buddhist monks walk past prayer flags at the Tashiding monastery in Sikkim

The Tashiding Monastery in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim hosts the annual Bumchu Festival every year. The celebration is founded on the idea that the amount of water in a sacred pot stored on the main altar of the monastery foretells what will happen to the area in the following year. During the night before the celebration, the pot is sealed and filled with water. The pot is cracked open on the festival day in front of the monastery's high lamas and monks.

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