Chorten Kora Festival
Mar 21, 2019
Chorten Kora, TRASHIYANGTSHE
This annual Dakpa Kora (circumambulation of the Chorten by Dakpas) festival held on the 15th of first lunar month, and Drukpa Kora (circumambulation of the Chorten by Bhutanese) festival held at the end of first lunar month which celebrates the stupa. These festivals are attended by Dakpa people of the neighboring Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh in India, and Bhutanese from Tashiyangtse, Tashigang, and Kurtoe.
A popular belief is that when the stupa was constructed, a pious Dakini princess from neighboring Arunachal Pradesh in India entombed herself within, as the Yeshe Semba, to meditate on behalf of all beings. A popular Bhutanese (Dzongkha language) film “Chorten Kora” is based on this legend.