Yesterday on 26th of October was the Lhabab Duechen or Descending Day of Lord Buddha. It has been declared a national holiday by the government.
Lhabab Duechen is generally seen by the Bhutanese to a be very religious day for dedicating oneself towards virtuous deeds. The benefits are multifold for every good deed on this day. Almost all Bhutanese find a way to break away from normal life and dedicate themselves towards the spiritual on Lhabab Duechen. Monastries, dzongs and dratshangs around the country are flooded with devotees.
I being a follower I attended the Baza guru Dungdrup in the college and was organized by the college on 26th October 2013 to mark the descending day of lord Buddha from Thirty Third Heaven. This was the fourth round of Baza guru Dungdrup I attended in the college. This time the program was presided by His Eminence Khen Chen Katayana.
The chanting of Baza guru Dungdrup started from 7 AM sharp in the morning and prolonged till 7 PM. The main purpose of Baza guru Dungdrup is for the well being of the country and all the sentient beings. The participants were entertained with refreshment and lunch.
The program came to an end with some traditional dances by the cultural members of the college and wang ceremony to the attendants by Rinpochoe.