Gomphu Kora Tsechu Festival

Gomphu Kora is a small hamlet that lies 23 kilometres from Trashigang Dzong and two kilometers from Duksum.

Legend has it that in the 8th century AD an evil spirit escaped from Samye in Tibet when Guru Padmasambhava was spreading the Dharma in the Himalayas. It followed the course of the present-day Kholongchhu stream and concealed itself inside a rock where Gomphu Kora stands today. The Guru followed the evil spirit, meditated for three days inside the rock cave and finally vanquished it.

Presently, a chorten has been built on the site to commemorate the triumph of good over evil

The biggest attraction of Gomphu Kora is the circumambulation. People from as far as Arunachal Pradesh come to attend the three-day religious festival

The Kora is held on the 8th day of the second month of the lunar calendar.

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