Tendong Lho Rumfaat

Tendong Lho Rumfaat (Prayer of the Tendong Mountain)

  • It is a festival of the Lepcha people of eastern Nepal and north-east India.
  • The festival occurs usually in the month of August.
  • As per the Lepcha mythology, it was believed that the entire tribe was saved from 40 days and 40 nights of great deluge caused by continuous rain which drowned the entire Mayel Lyang, the modern day Sikkim.
  • During the festivities, people make a model of the Mountain in facade of their homes and worship it.
  • It is exclusively made of nine stones and the people dance and sing wearing mask to get the blessings of the almighty

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