Upper Mustang Tiji Festival

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival

Nepal is culturally rich destination and multi ethnic group community in South Asia. Each and every community has their own language and culture. Upper Mustang Tiji Festival is one of the most popular festival which celebrate by Lo- peoples in Lomanthang (Upper Mustang). Moreover, It takes normally the place around mid month of May and carries out 3 days sacred holy mask dance continually by the monks of Chhode monastery based on the yard of Lomanthang royal palace.

During Mustang Tiji festival you may notice that all Lomanthang square town full filled with the prayer flags and Buddhist monks draped in brown robe and khada is comon sighting. According to mythology the deity namely Dorjee Zon who battled with evil forces to save his nation the Buddhist Kingdom from demolition.

The Trans Himalaya land Lomanthang remains kingdom which was a part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gunthang until 1830. This tradition Upper Mustang Tiji festival starts in 17th century, by the king Samdup Rabten in Lomanthang. He occupied as Mustang Chhode monastery and executed exceptional vajrakila ritual well being of sentient being and disbanding negativities portion in Upper mustang area.

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