Paro Tsechu

One of the most revered and important events is the Paro Tsechu (11th to 15th day of the 2nd month of the Bhutanese calendar every year). The Tshechu begins (10th day of the 2nd month of the Bhutanese calendar) and ends (16th day of the 2nd month of the Bhutanese calendar) from Dzongdrakha monastery above Bondey.

People from all over the country come in with their best garments and food both for religious and socialization purposes. Nowadays, the tourists add to both the number and variety of people attending the Tshechu. 

Mask Dances and Dances are the main highlights during the Tsechu. The unfurling of Thongdrel Chenmo “deliverance from hell by the sight of it or attainment of nirvana by the sight of it” on the 5th day of the Tshechu, is a masterpiece of silver embroidery of Guru Rinpoche, his eight manifestations and two consorts. 

Thongdrel Chenmo
People from far and wide come to cleanse one's accumulated sins and get blessings from the Thongdrel Chenmo. 

 

It is brought to Deyangkha at 3 am and displayed covering the entire three storied building and taken away before the sun breaks.Maximum number of people is seen on this day.