20th Mar 2023 10:03:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

TAWANG, Mar 20: Like every year, the Gorzam Kora festival is being organized from March 18-21 at the 13th century old Gorzam stupa in Jemeithang. The tradition of Gorzam Kora i.e visiting pilgrimage site and circumbulating the stupa amidst prayers has been organized since time immemorial. Earlier pilgrims from Tibet,Bhutan and other neighbouring places used to visit this place during the last week of the first lunar month and the programme culminated with taking blessings from the high lamas on the last day i.e, Amawasya of the first lunar month.
Jemeithang is the last administrative headquarters of the Indian administration towards Tibet border and is one of the villages under Vibrant Village Programme.
This year during the festival, district administration in collaboration with Indian army, Gorzam Bumtsok Committee and Pangchen sports club organised 'Run for plastic free Jemeithang' on Sunday.
The Indian army and administration facilitated visit of pilgrims and tourists to the holy tree at Khenzamani. It is believed that this holy tree was planted by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Gyalwa Tenzin Gyatso when he entered India leaving his country in 1959 from Khenzamani. 
Pilgrims and tourists visited the Namkha chhu war memorial paying tribute to the martyrs of 1962 Sino India war.
Thousands of devotees from Tawang, West Kameng district and neighbouring Bhutan will take blessing from Padmashree awardee Thegtse Rinpoche at Gorzam Stupa on Tuesday.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
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