Gutur & Cham held at Karma Choeling Gumpa, Tumin

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Tumin 25 Nov: The annual celebration of Gutur & Cham [Dance] has been held here at Karma Choeling Gumpa at Tumin in East Sikkim. It started on 16th and today, 26th of November is the last day of the celebration.

A special prayer was being held at monastery under the aegis of His Eminence, Ladhak Rinpoche, which has around 100 monks from the monastery including Omje, Dorjee Lopon and Tsultrimpha.

The 10 days long puja has been attended by the devotees from different places. On 24th a Kaawa Cham was presented by the lama. The Lamas performed the cham in plain dress. The special Gutur Cham was presented today by the lamas in colorful traditional costumes. On the final day today, His Eminence Ladhak Rinpoche will bestow wang to all devotees and traditional cultural programme will be presented in the evening.

The special Cham today was attended by Mrs. Lhakila Tongden Lepcha, (Member of State Planning Commission), as a chief guest. Other dignitaries present were zilla member, Saraswati Regmi, panchayat members of GPU and the devotees from all walks of life.

The President, Sonam Pintso Bhutia and treasurer, NT Bhutia of the organising committee expressed their gratitude to all the Zindas and the devotees for making the Cham a grand success.

(Courtesy: Sikkim Mail)



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