Chorten Kora, which has been built in the style of Boudhanath Stupa of Kathmandu, is the major attraction of Trashiyangtse. The story goes that people of eastern Bhutan were very religious and wanted to go on pilgrimage to Nepal to see the Boudhanath Stupa and so Lama Ngawang Loday built Chorten Kora in Trashiyangtse so that people don’t have to make long trip to Nepal. Another story relates that the shrine was built to subdue the evil spirits prevailed in Trashiyangtse at that time.
The main deity of the white washed shrine is Guru Rinpoche. Chorten Kora observes an annual religious festival during Spring (second month of lunar calendar), following the one in Gomphu Kora. The festival is celebrated in two separate days, 15 days part. The first day is for the Tawang community of Arunachal Pradesh and the second day is for the Bhutanese people.
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