What is Tiji festival that celebrates in Mustang region Nepal
Tiji is a charming annual festival celebrates in Upper Mustang at Lo-Mustang according to the Tibetan rituals. Tiji is the short version of prayer for the World Peace. Date of to celebrate Tiji festival fixed according to the Tibetan lunar calendar. It celebrates for 3 days on the months of May. It commemorates the victory of Lord Buddha’s incarnation Dorjee Sonnu over a demon called Man Tam Ru a cruel creature feeding on human beings and causing storms and droughts.
Who organize the Tiji festival?
“Choedhe Monastery” belongs to the Sakya sect of Buddhism organizes the Tiji festival at Lo Manthang. The monks of “Choedhe” monastery perform ritual dances during the celebration. It is quite pleasant to see the religious dances during the festival. You can enjoy ‘Tsa Chham’ on the first day; it refers the harassment of the demon and birth of the demon’s son. It is pleasing to see energetic dances and performance during the third day of celebration. Tibetan Buddhist celebrates a legend of a son who has saved the kingdom of Mustang from the destructive force.
If you are planning to visit the Upper Mustang to attend the Tiji-festival, then you have to be flexible to stay in camps or lodges according to availability. If you book Tiji festival celebration trek in advance we do provide you lodge accommodation too. You can get beautiful views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, mountain villages, Buddhist shrines, Chhortens and Kalighandaki River from the way to Tiji-festival route. The terrain is hard, dry and rough, but you can gather unforgettable moments.
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