The Tenji (Tiji) festival in annual event indigenous to lomanthang, upper mustang in Nepal. Tenji festival commonly pronounced” Teeji” is the abbreviated from of Tempa chhirim which translates to” prayer for world peace”
Tenji commemorates the victory of Buddha’s incarnation.Dhorji sonam over a demon called MA TAM RU TA, who Waxman eater and who caused storms and droughts to destroy people’s houses and livestock. The dance performed by the monks of lomanthang chhyode Gumba during these three days festival enact the harassment of the MA TAM TU TA, the birth of Dhorji sonam the demon’s son and attempt by Dhorji sonam to return and the demon to the Buddha realm. The monks perform a dance called” TSA CHHAM “on the first day of the Tenji and “NGA CHHAM”on the second day.