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TendongLho Rum Faat prayers held at Namchi

Saturday, Aug 08, 2020 13:45 [IST]

Last Update: Saturday, Aug 08, 2020 08:16 [IST]

TendongLho Rum Faat prayers held at Namchi

NAMCHI (IPR): On the eve of the auspicious occasion of TendongLho Rum Faat, a traditional prayer by Bongthings was held at Namchi bazaar today. The prayers were conducted with the support of members from South RenzongMutanchiRongTarjum (RMRT) and also present were few local gentry.
RMRT advisor S. J. Lepcha informed that this year this ceremony is being observed keeping in view the norms laid out by the State government due to the ongoing pandemic. He added that TendongLho Rum Faat is one of the oldest traditional festivals celebrated by the Lepcha community.
Lepcha informed that the members of RMRT will be heading towards Tendong Hill, wherein full-fledged prayers and obeisance will be performed tomorrow for the well-being of all sentient beings and to keep the world safe from Covid-19.
It maybe mentioned that this year TendongLho Rum Faat will be celebrated in a very small scale and as per the guidelines of the State government at Tendong Hill which is located at 8,660 ft from the sea level and is 7 km uphill from Damthang bazaar. The prayer will be done in the presence of the pious stone ‘Lungchok’ installed at the hill.

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  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
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