RAKDONG: JAN. 4, 2011
The five day long Gutur prayers and Kagyed Cham (Dance) at Dzogchen Tensung Monastery at Rakdong in East Sikkim concluded yesterday by Tulku Pema Kundrol Rimpoche bestowing the Wang to the devotees. The prayer started from 31st of December with its first day having Takcham and second day having Rolcham. In its third day Kagyed Cham was being performed along with the Chomchey Cham. In its fourth day on 3rd January Gutur Cham was being performed by the lamas along with the Mahaguru Cham being performed Dorjee Lopon.
The final day today had Tsewang being bestowed to the devotees by Tulku for long life of the people. During its final day today, a token of appreciation was being presented by the organising committee to Late Achung Lepcha who have successfully banned on using the meat during the Gumpa activities like some religious ceremony. The token of appreciation was being handed over to his son Ugen Lepcha.
Appreciation token was also awarded to Achuk Lepcha under whose guidance the use of alcohol during the religious ceremony was banned. The token of appreciation was also awarded to Ugen Chopel Lepcha who successfully convinced the people to ban the Sansari puja where usually the villagers killed the animals. This puja will be done through the prayers by the lamas. The token of appreciation was being sponsored by TS Lepcha in the name of his late, brother Ong Tshering Lepcha.
Norbu Lepcha, (General Secretary Organising Committee), expressed its gratitude to all the Zindas (Sponser) being supported in making the puja grand success.
(Courtesy: Sikkim Mail)