Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minster PS Tamang on Sunday greeted the Bhujels. on the auspicious occasion of Puhgal Parim – a major festival of the community.
The festival starts from Mangsir Purney and lasts until Mangsir Panchali, and is observed for five days indicating the beginning of the harvest season. The people of the community offer food prepared using recently harvested grains, pulses, roots, tubers, and fruits to their ancestors.
The festival presents an opportunity to understand and celebrate rituals and traditions and carry on the legacy passed down by the ancestors. It also offers an opportunity to celebrate and pay reverence to Mother Nature.
“I extend my warm greetings & best wishes to all the citizens of Sikkim, especially to the Limboo community on the occasion of Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam.
The day commemorates the birth anniversary of the famous 18th-century scholar Teyongsi Sirijunga who is known for his role in reviving the Limboo tradition, culture, and religion in Sikkim,” the chief minister said.
The message said the occasion is a reminder to reflect on the importance of preserving Indian culture and tradition.
“We need to remember him in reverence and imbibe his teachings to sustain the tradition, culture & religion that the great guru’s life radiated,” he added.