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Tiji Festival is a colorful festival that is celebrated by the Tibetan Buddhist in the Lo Manthang capital of Upper Mustang of Nepal. It's an auspicious festival. According to the mythology it's is celebrated as a good reason that a deity from Upper Mustang Dorje Jono who fought against his demon father for the welfare of the people of Mustang saving them from devastation. Demon spread the harmful diseases and took away the water. "Tiji" abbreviation word "Tempa Chirim" which means "Prayer for World Peace." This festival commemorates the victory of Lord Buddha's incarnation Dorje Jono over a demon.
Tiji Festival takes place once a year for last three days at the beginning of harvesting. Local people wear colorful dresses, dance, and chants to make it lively as the victory of good that defeats the demon.
According to the legend, a deity named Dorje Jono is also known as “Dorje Phurba, Vajrakila or Vajrakumar” which is mentioned in Vajrayana Buddhism that is followed in India and Nepal.
Throughout the festival, the monks of Lo Manthang's "Choedhe" monastery perform ritual dances during the celebration. Also the local peoples and the monks pray, chants the mantras, dance by wearing colorful dresses. Colorful dress and the prayer flags make the entire surrounding more vibrant.
This year, the Tiji festival will celebrate on May 19 to May 21, 2020. To see and feel the real meaning of the festival you can join the trip organize by Travel Max Guide. Feel the real-time experiences with your local Himalayan guides. Normally our company offers three types of tours; Tiji Festival Overland Jeep tours, Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek and Upper Mustang Camping Treks. Travelers who like the adventure can join with us according to the trip styles.