This annual festival is held at the 13th century monastery of Sumthrang Lhakhang in Ura valley in Bumthang. This festival was initiated by the founder of the monastery, Nyoton Trulzhig Chojey, a great yogi and one of the sons of Nyo Gyelwa Lhanangpa. ‘Kangsoel’ loosely translates to offering and appeasing deities that guard tradition and Buddhist teachings. The Sumthrang Taacham (horse dance) is one of main mask dances performed during the festival.
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