The festivals of Tshechus were performed as closed-door events across the country as the last few years were affected by covid-19 pandemic. But last year, due to the lifted restrictions of covid-19, the festival started attracting visitors in some places.
More than 600 pilgrims from Tawang in India came to witness the Tshechu festivals in Gomphu Kora in trashi Yangtse.
As per the updates, while visiting the Tawang, people walked for four hours from the nearest road point to India to Toedtsho Gewog in Trashi Yangtse, carrying all the other goods and resources of necessities on their backs.
From that point, people have to book taxis to reach Gomphu Kora. After which, they had to live in a shed made for temporary staying purposes. All the people reached the destination to witness the Ghomphu Kora Tshechu festival.
In addition, the Tshechu festival starts on the eighth day of the second month, as mentioned in the Bhutanese calendar, for three days every year. As per the rumours, the Ghomphu Kora Tshechu was started by the Trashigang Lam Neten Singye Rinchen about three decades ago.
During the festival, sacred relics and Guru Tshengye Thongdrel were also shown in front of the public. The people of the area visit the festival to witness the festival to get blessings for years.
A person from Tawang named Dorji Wangchuk stated that he had seen the festival seven times before, but after the pandemic, it was impossible to visit for the last three years. But he came here to witness the festival along with my friends.
Another person, Peldon Tshering from Tawang, came to witness the festival and noted that he was delighted to visit the place and shared that his parents used to tell him to see the Gomphu Kora when he was a kid, and it was his dream to visit Bhutan too.
The reports have stated that these visitors do not require to pay the fee for sustainable development or SDF as pilgrims to Gomphu Kora, along with which pilgrims from India to a temple near Phuentshogling also does not required to pay the SDF.