Chorten Kora Tshechu Festival

The Chorten Kora Tshechu Festival is almost like a sister festival of the Gomphu Kora Tshechu Festival and is held in Trashiyangtse in eastern Bhutan. The festival is held at a giant stupa modeled after the famous Boudanath in Kathmandu in Nepal and known as Chorten Kora Temple

The story behind the 18th century Chorten Kora Temple is legendary. It is said that a princess from the adjacent Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh volunteered to sacrifice herself and was buried alive in the temple for the benefits of the people in the region. This legend has lived till date and people from Arunachal Pradesh still flock the festival in huge numbers.

The festival also hosts numerous mask dances and other traditional songs and dances. The festival takes place in early months of the years corresponding to March/April

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