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Why do we celebrate Blessed Rainy Day... Read on...

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Blessed rainy day, locally known as Thrue-Bab, is truly an indigenous Bhutanese festival.  With exception of Bhutan, in no other parts of the world it is celebrated. It is believed that on the particular day, the rain is thought to be sanctified by the cosmic Buddha Mahavairocana. And therefore, taking a cleansing bath from the divine rain water collected overnight is thought to purify all defilement and bad karma of a person. The festival also marks the end of farming season and start of harvest months. In eastern Bhutan, blessed rainy day is a big festival. People call it as the gateway to other celebrations because Blessed Rainy Day is the first of all festivals in the Bhutanese calendar.
The reason behind celebrating Blessed Rainy Day is drawn from Buddhism. It is said that, at the beginning of time, the universe was evolving and the sun, the moon and a planet named Rikhi also called (Thruelkar) were formed simultaneously with other solar systems.  Planet Rikhi is said to be compo…