TRASHI YANGTSE CHORTEN KORA

Chorten Kora

 

The Chorten was built by the 3rd Lam of Rigsumgoenpa, His Imminence Lam Ngawang Loday. The place was known as Dhuerong, (valley of demons) because it was infested with demons and other evils which attacked the people and animals both day and night. The people living along the Kholongchu could not bear this misery, and approached Lam Ngawang Loday with the request to protect them from these evil forces. To repel and subdue the evil forces, the Lam decided to build a Chorten resembling the Boudhanath Stupa in Nepal. The construction started in 1745 and was completed within 12 years.

When the construction reached the completion of the vase (Bumpa) section, it is believed that a 16 years old Khandum from the Dhagpa community of Tawang entered the Chorten on her own accord and disappeared naturally into the Chorten on the 15th Day of the First Bhutanese month. The consecration ceremony of the Chorten was presided over by HH The 13th Je Khenpo, Yonten Thayey on the 30th Day of the First Bhutanese month.

The Chorten is believed to be wish-fulfilling, and every year, the 15th Day of the First Bhutanese month is celebrated as Dhagpakora or Chengyakora and many people from the Dhagpa community in Tawang visit the Chorten on this day. The 30th Day of the First Bhutanese month is celebrated every year as Namgangkora or Drukpakora.