India-Bhutan Commemorate Festival Of Friendship
The Gorsam Chorten Stupa in Zemithang, Arunachal Pradesh, hosted the Gorsam Kora event, which is frequently referred to as a celebration of friendship between India and Bhutan.
NEW DELHI: The Gorsam Chorten Stupa in Zemithang, Arunachal Pradesh, hosted the Gorsam Kora event, which is frequently referred to as a celebration of friendship between India and Bhutan.
The final administrative region of India on the Tibetan border is the village of Zemithang, which is located in the Tawang district. Bhutan and India border each other in the west.
In addition, this is where the 14th Dalai Lama initially rested after escaping Tibet in 1959.
Pilgrims from both India and Bhutan travel to the revered Gorsam Kora festival, which highlights the region's rich cultural and religious legacy. The three-day celebration took place from March 18 to 21, Tuesday.
The Boudhanath Khasti Stupa of Nepal served as the inspiration for the 13th-century AD construction of the 93-foot-tall Gorsam Chorten Stupa. At the Gorzam Kora festival, thousands of devotees come to observe the auspicious event of the final day of the first lunar month.
The festival was organized by the local Zemithang community with assistance from the civil government and the Indian Army. His Eminence Padam Shree Thengtse Rinpoche led prayers at the Khinzemane sacred tree to kick off the celebration.
The Khinzemane sacred tree is thought to have been planted by the 14th Dalai Lama during his visit to India in 1959. The Indian Army held a number of activities, such as a pipe band and martial arts display. Locals' cultural dance performances came after these.
Activities to involve the local populace were carried out as part of the government's "Vibrant Village Program," including the Run for "Plastic Free Zemithang," a medical camp, and a hike through the pristine Zemithang Valley. Many pilgrims and lamas from Tawang, Bhutan, and surrounding areas attended the festival.