Peling Tsechu to start from today
For the first time in the country, People’s Initiative to Celebrating the Sixtieth Anniversary PICSA) is organizing a never seen before event and most probably a festival that may not happen for another decade from today. Peling Tshechu particularly in Wangdicholing palace is organized with genuine reasons.
Without a doubt, Pema Lingpa is an important religious personality to be born in Bhutan and the Bhutanese worship him as a great saint and the spiritual heir of Guru Rimpoche.
Bumthang, his birth place and also where his fame as a Tertoen began to spread is all the reason for PICSA to bring forth Peling traditions from all over the country to a homogenous platform coinciding with the birth anniversary of Kuenkhen Longchen Rabjam, the earlier incarnation of tertoen Pema Lingpa. This is no less than marking the birth anniversary of Pema Lingpa himself.
This is very symbolic because the event is dedicated in commemorat- ing the sixtieth birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo who is also a descendent of Pema Lingpa.
Apart from the welfare of all the sentient beings, Peling Tshechu is conducted for His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo’s longevity and good health.
Moreover, Wanduecholing palace, the seat of 1st and 2nd king is a historical abode and this festival is also to honor the immense contribution of their Majesties in paving way for peace and stability in our country.
A cleaning campaign themed: A Tribute to K4 , Lets adopt R4” initiated by the people of Bumthang was undertaken on the 26th of March , 2015 as a part of the Peling Tshechu.