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Tendong Lho Rum Faat, annual festival of ethnic Lepcha tribe of Sikkim celebrated

Aug 8, 2015 13:13 IST

Tendong Lho Rum FaatTendong Lho Rum Faat (Prayer of the Tendong Mountain), an ancient and natural festival of the ethnic Lepcha tribe of Sikkim was celebrated with traditional devotion and fanfare on 9 August 2015. It is an annual festival celebrated in the month of July-August.

On this day, the tribe worships the Mount Tendong, which, according to the folklore, is the saviour for them. The Lepchas, said to be the aboriginals of the State, are worshippers of nature.

According to Lepcha belief, their ancestors went atop the Tendong Mountain to escape from 40 days and 40 nights of continuous rain. This festival commemorates that happening.

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