An annual festival of Tendong Lho Rum Faat of the ethnic Lepcha tribe of Sikkim was celebrated with traditional devotion and fanfare across the state.
About Tendong Lho Rum Faat festival
- It is one of the oldest festivals of the Lepchas, celebrated annually in the month of August in Sikkim.
- It is three day festival and on the first day, the tribe worship the Mount Tendong which is located in South Sikkim by offering of prayers.
- Significance of Festival: According to the folklore, Mt. Tendong had saved the Lepcha people during the great deluge which had flooded the entire Mayel Lyang country (now known as Sikkim).
- Celebrations: Special programme of puja, folk songs and dances are organized to mark the festival.
- Various cultural and literary programmes are held in the state to commemorate the occasion.
- On the concluding day, traditional Lepcha food, ornaments and costumes are displayed.