Lhabab Duechen in Sikkim in 2020

Lhabab Duechen in Sikkim in 2020
  How long until Lhabab Duechen?
This holiday next takes place in 351 days.
  Dates of Lhabab Duechen in Sikkim
2021 Wed, Oct 27Regional Holiday
2020 Sat, Nov 7Regional Holiday
2019 Tue, Nov 19Regional Holiday
2018 Wed, Oct 31Regional Holiday
  Summary
Marks return of Lord Buddha to earth from the heavenly realm after three months of teaching
  Local name
Lhabab Duechen
  Lhabab Duechen in other countries
Lhabab Duechen internationally

When is Descending Day of Lord Buddha?

This Buddhist festival is a public holiday in Bhutan and the Indian state of Sikkim.

Also known as Lhabab Duchen is observed on the 22nd day of the ninth lunar month.

Traditions of Descending Day of Lord Buddha

The day marks the return of Lord Buddha to earth from the heavenly realm after three months of teaching.

On the sacred day of Lhabab Duchen, followers of Buddhism throng to monasteries to light butter lamps, burn incense and offer special prayers to Lord Buddha.

Monks and lamas spend the day reading the holy scriptures and purifying the air with their chanting of mantras.

An important highlight of this holy festival is marked by placing freshly painted ladders on the rocks by the monasteries to symbolize holy descent of Buddha from Trayastrimsa (The Heaven of Thirty Three).

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