Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Sumthrang Kangsoel, the annual festival of Sumthrang Sumdrup Choedzong began from the evening of 25th day of 9th month of the Bhutanese calendar (21st Nov) with the Gigtred performance( driving the evil spirits away and clearing the obstacles of dharma activities). The word Kangsoel means offering (offering to appease the deities). The great saint and the linage holder of the Galwa Lhanangpa is beyond our doubt that he had left a strong tradition in the form of kangsoel, which is performed annually as a symbolic offering to Dharmapalas and his person
al deities.