In commemoration of the 2600 year’s enlightenment of Sakyamuni Buddha, the Sikkim Buddhist Duechen organization and Sikkim Buddhist Association jointly celebrated the birthday of Guru Rimpoche’s Trhungkar Tshechu here at Dotapu Chorten Gumpa (Monastery) Deorali.
On the occasion of Guru Rimpoche’s birthday, a life size statue of Guru PadmaSambhava was carried out in a religious procession, through the approved route of town. The rally had a brief halt at White Memorial Hall to offer khadas and prayers by the devotees, monksandschoolchildren.
The religious procession began from morning 8:30am from Chorten Gumpa and after taking the round connecting them in market the procession ended.
Furthermore the procession had also carried out the Holy Scriptures to enable the devotees a ‘Darshan’, it is learnt that the Darshan of the holy books generates the blessings for peace, harmony and happiness amongst the devotees and the state too.
During the occasion, the organizing committee informed that, Guru Rinpoche is profoundly venerated in Tibet for establishing Buddhism there and also in Sikkim for consecrating the hidden land as most scared and holy. The 10th day of the 6th Lunar Tshechu the said birth day is celebrated and is also a gazette holiday in Sikkim too.
In fact, Guru Rinpoche had performed miraculous feats on the 10th day of every month of the year to defeat the evil forces and negative elements thereby establishing his invincibility.
Furthermore the organizing committee informed that, every 10th day of the lunar month is observed as Guru Tshechu in all religious institution and private houses across state as well.
Courtesy: Sikkim Mail