Pema Chholing Gumba
The Pema Chholing Monastery has been an integral part of Rimijung landscape since the twelfth century. Legend has it that Lama Ralwa Dorjee, as a part of a bet with his older brothers, performed the miraculous feat of balancing seven barley grains on top of each other. It is believed that the monastery was established in recognition of that feat. The monastery is known as the invaluable “Thubi Ku” statue of Padmasambhawa. The Lama Ralwa Dorjee is the founder of monastery and he was the first monk to start the Dumji festival in Pema Chholing Monastery. The festival celebrates the anniversary of Guru Rinpoche’s birthday. At the festival of Dumji, two religious days is more interesting than other, Chhyam and Ong. Chhyam (Mask dance) is performed by the monks with Mask and colourful costumes with sword, different instrument and fire. Ong is blessing by head Lama (Incarnation Lama) of Monastery and change to get perceptible Thubi ku. It is celebrated in the month of May or Jun. The festival is performed by Namche Monastery, Khumjung Monastery and Rimijung Monastery as same time. The festival is celebrated in all the Sherpa settlements during the monsoon season.