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Festival Details - "Tiji Festival 2019"...

Tiji Festival, an annual ritual celebrate on shade of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range called upper Mustang in center-north Nepal. The upper mustang region is culturally, linguistically and geographically relevant with Tibetan. A twelve-monthly occasion especially celebrated and take a part group of the Buddhist monks and aboriginal people called Lobhas. International travelers allowed to visit forbidden kingdom from 1992 but Michel Peissel from France had mention in his travel book Mustang “A lost Tibetan kingdom”, he traveled to Upper-Mustang and witnessed elaborate festival in 1964. He said “The scenes I witnessed were so extraordinary and so unexpected that I dared not believe my eyes and even today I have some trouble in believing in the reality of what I saw that day”. 3 day's monks chanting and dancing at back age Lamanthang village is the highlight of the Upper Mustang Tiji festival trek. 3 days ritual where monks will be dressed in a gold, blue, yellow and red brocade gown in which was plaited the image of Mera, the god of death with red and yellow head. The festival is usually marked “Teeji” is the condensed form of a term ‘Tempa chhirim’ which literally means prayer for peace in the world.

Lo Manthang
Lo Manthang
Lo Manthang, Western Development Region Nepal

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