Stok Guru Tsechu: A must attend festival

Stok Guru Tsechu: A must attend festival
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Date : 12 Feb 2019
Categories: Festival

Stok Guru Tsechu is held in the first month of Tibetan lunar calendar. This year it will be celebrated on 14th and 15th February amidst winter. It takes place for two days at Gurphung Gonpa in Stok. Sacred mask dances are performed by monks from the Spituk monastery. Stok Guru Tsechu festival is very similar to the way Matho Nagrang festival is celebrated. However, the only difference is that the two oracles of Stok Guru Tsechu are not monks but laymen from the village who are formally prepared by the monks to receive the spirit of deities. Also it takes place around a week before Matho Nagrang festival. The oracles make predictions for the year ahead which are heeded by the villagers. Be a part of this festival and witness the events as it unfolds.

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