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PARO TSHECHU- 11th – 15th April 2014
The Paro Tshechu is held every spring and is one of the most colorful and significant events in Paro Dzongkhag (district).
The Tsehchu is considered a major attraction and people travel from neighboring districts to participate in the festivity. Early in the morning on the last day of the celebration the monks display a gigantic thangkha (embroidered painting) , the Guru Throngdel, inside the dzong. Thongdrols are especially impressive examples of Buddhist art and never fail to amaze viewers. They are considered so sacred that simply seeing a Thongdrol is said to cleanse the viewer of sin.
Religious festivals in Bhutan called “Tsechus” are genuine manifestation of centuries old religious tradition. The ceremonial grounds are purified and consecrated by the high spiritual Lamas and considered sacred. The religious dances are performed by monks and laymen dressed in religious costumes and masks. The dancers in states of meditation transform themselves as the manifestation of the deities they are representing. Through the spirituals power thus generated, all those attending receive enlightenment, and blessing: their spirits hence cleansed and purified.