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Traditional Tendong Lho Rum Faat celebration at Kabi Lungchok

Monday, Aug 10, 2020 11:45 [IST]

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Traditional Tendong Lho Rum Faat celebration at Kabi Lungchok

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GANGTOK: The Sikkim Lepcha Association (SLA) and the Sikkim Lepcha Youth Association (SLYA) on Saturday observed Tendong Lho Rum Faat festival at Kabi Lungchok, North Sikkim with full ritualistic fervour and invocation. The celebration was held in a small scale including few people, considering the Covid-19 situation in the State, a press release informs.
As per the State government’s announcement during the festival at Geyzing last year, this year the celebration of indigenous festival was scheduled at Dzongu but due to Covid-19 situation, the organisation in consultation with the government decided to reconsider the decision at the lager interest and observe its ritual offerings at Kabi Lungchok with few devotees and government representatives.
The ritual offering at the historical site was officiated by Bongthing Zigmee Lepcha and was graced by ministers Sonam Lama, Karma Loday Bhutia and Samdup Lepcha. Former RMRT president N.T. Rongkup, former general secretary K.L. Lepcha, executive members and advisors of Save Kabi Lungchok Committee were also present.
Renjyong Mutanchi Rong Tarjum (RMRT) president Chewang Norbu, in his address, expressed his humble gratitude towards Chief Minister P.S. Golay, for his unceasing love and support to the Lepcha community. He also thanked the State government for granting the permission to observe this indigenous festival of the Lepchas at Kabi Lungchok, even during this pandemic situation.
This year the celebration of Tendong Lho Rum Faat, which precisely involves the paying of homage to holy Mount Tendong for saving the humankind from great deluge that once took place in this part of the world (Ney Mayel Lyang), was dedicated to Padma Shri Awardee late Sonam Tshering Lepcha for his lifelong contribution in reviving and promoting the Lepcha culture and traditions.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • 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
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi