Gangtok Times Report
Rongli, Aug 24
Newar community’s Bhimshen (Bhim-dew)Jaatra/ Puja organized with extreme zeal and zest in the heart of the town of Rongli Bazar. Minister ( UDHD) Arun Upreti attended the occasion as the Chief Guest. SKM Incharge( Chujachen Constituency Dambar Pradhan along with Former Area MLA Bikram Pradhan marked the event as the special guests.The event started off with Puja offering to Lord Bhimsen at the Bhimsen Mandir located in the centre of the town.A procession/ Jaatra was carried out witnessed by the performance of “Laakhey Dance”.Rhenock Newa Guthi along with other Sakha guthis from the nooks and corners of the state had their participation to the event.
Lord Bhimsen, also considered as one of the five pandavas is the patron deity for Newar community.