Namchi, Aug 7 (IPR)
A spiritual prayer ceremony on the eve of Tendong Lho Rum Faat was held at Central Park, Namchi today. The prayers was conducted by bongthings for peace, tranquility and brotherhood.
It maybe mentioned here that Tendong Lho Rum Faat is one of the oldest and tradition festivals celebrated by the Lepcha community of Sikkim. The celebration of Tendong Lho Rum Faat started from the year 1993 in Sikkim and the festival was declared as one of the state functions and was included in the Almanac calendar since the year 1997.
A prayer ceremony will also be conducted at Tendong Hill, Damthang, South Sikkim on 8th August. Tendong Hill is located at 2640 meters (8660 ft) from the sea level and is 7 kms uphill from Damthang bazaar. The hill has the presence of a pious stone called “Longchok” which was brought from Yuksom, West Sikkim and is aporoximately 12 feet tall.