PRIDO CHEPCHI festival
” PRIDO CHEPCHI” is a very unique festival of Shergaon village , District – West Kameng , Arunachal Pradesh, India. It’s a day long event. On this auspicious day, the buddhist monks performs prayers in the Gompa ( Monastery). The main attraction is the ” BAARDOCHAAM” dance which is being performed whole day. This particular dance is depiction of Buddhist belief regarding the happenings after death & before rebirth. ” BARDO” is the period whereby the human SOUL experiences many hardships before entering a new embryo. PRIDOCHEPCHI .. this festival of Shertukpen country is not only a display of dances but a spiritual experience which encourages a person to avoid sin and also for elevation of ones soul.
(writeup by Shri. Lekhandu Thungon)