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Bumchu Festival Sikkim

(Last Updated 25 May, 2022)

  • Dates :

    To be Announced

  • Location :

    Tashiding Monastery, Sikkim


Bhumchu Festival in Sikkim attracts thousands of devotees from Nepal, Bhutan Darjeeling and neighboring places. It is celebrated at the Tashiding Monastery. During the Bumchu Festival, lamas of the monastery open the Bumchu for the public display, which is otherwise locked. Some of the holy water is distributed to the devotees, after which the Bhumchu is again sealed to be opened next year. It is one of the most important festivals in Sikkim that is connected with fascinating stories and beliefs.

A sacred pot, Bhumchu contains holy water, which Ngadak Sempa Chenpo blesses after he said the Mane Mantra five billion times. The amount of water in the Bumchu is said to predict the fate of Sikkim for the whole year. If it is seen that the Bumchu is packed to the brim, it signifies that the year will be a year of revolutions and turmoil. On the other hand, if the water level is low, the year will be affected by ailments and diseases. However, if the Bhumchu is half full, the year will be prosperous.

Overages have been seen that the holy water has not dried up or has gotten spoiled in more than 300 years. It still smells fresh.

Celebrate of Bumchu Festival

Bhumchu is celebrated on the 14th and 15th day of the first month of the Tibetan lunar calendar, around February-March.

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