Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Th sacred paddy field of Chungthang, North Sikkim

The most sacred paddy field near the world famous “Leydo” is completely ruined.

It is a common Knowledge that, this paddy field is considered sacred as it is believed that the paddy started growing here after the left over rice that Guru Padmasambava had bought along with him on his visit to Tibet in the 8th Century was thrown in this particular spot next to the holy stone Leydo/Neydo” with perennial source of holy water and the footprint of Guru Padmasambava.

The Field is under the Chungthang Monastery and earlier on it was maintained by community service to plant paddy every year. The yield used to be distributed to the member of the public and rest by the monastery.

1 comment:

Jyotsna said...

Such a great heritage sight...going down the gutter.....the magic and mysticism burried under the derbis...It is a failure of the community and the monastry comittee.....