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 “Tenpa Chirim” 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 @Lo Manthang?
“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.
What are the highlights of the Tiji festival?
Tiji Festival is the most popular festival celebrated in Upper Mustang and is also known as the “Tenchi” festival. It is a three-day long festival that is celebrated in May and is dedicated to Lord Dorje Jono, who is believed to have fought against demons to save the kingdom from drought and famine.
Tiji Festival is a vibrant and colorful celebration that represents the rich cultural heritage of the people of Mustang. It is a festival that is steeped in tradition and symbolism. it is an opportunity to come together for locals and tourists to celebrate life, community and culture.
If you are planning to visit the Upper Mustang to attend the Tiji-festival dates, then you have to be flexible to stay in camps or lodges according to availability. If you book Tenchi festival celebration trek in advance we do provide you lodge accommodation too.
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Travelers can get beautiful views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, mountain villages, Buddhist shrines, Chhortens and Kalighandaki River from the way to Tenpa Chirim-festival route. The terrain is hard, dry and rough, but you can gather unforgettable moments. The most interesting observations during the festival is the display of colors. People dress up in multi colored festive dresses and act as legendary characters while dancing. This makes this Buddhist festival a really picturesque sight.
Upper mustang tiji festival dates
16th, 17th, 18th of May in 2023
5th, 6th and 7th of May in 2024
24th, 25th and 26th of May in 2025
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Tiji or Tenchi Festival lasts for three days celebrated in the month of May and marks the victory of good over evil. The festival is marked by traditional dances, colorful costumes, and the chanting of prayers It is a significant cultural and religious festival for the people of Mustang. it attracts a large number of locals and tourists from around the world.
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