Chiwong Mani Rimdu festival starts on the full moon of October 2019/2020. journey to the remote village of Solukhumbu to engage in the sacred ceremonies and empowering prayers of the Mani Rimdu Festival. Travel with local guides of Nepal to this low land of the Everest Region while exploring.
The Mani Rimdu Festival is a colorful occasion that takes place in the most spectacular of settings in the foothills of the Himalayas. Performed by the monks of Chiwong monasteries, it depicts the victory of Buddhism over the ancient ‘Bon’ religion. The Mani Rimdu festival lasts for three days and is well attended by the Sherpa people, who often trek for many days to witness this important event. Chiwong Mani Rimdu festival starts on the full moon of October. journey to the remote village of Solukhumbu to engage in the sacred ceremonies and empowering prayers of the Mani Rimdu Festival.
Travel with local guides of Nepal to this low land of the Everest Region while exploring, learning and celebrating the festival together with the local and the monastic community of the Chiwong Monastery. Mani Rimdu is a re-creation of legendary events; the establishment of Buddhism in Tibet by the great saint, Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava). Through the dances, symbolic demons are conquered, dispelled, or converted to Dharma Protectors, as positive forces clash with those of chaos.
The dances performed during the festival convey Buddhist teachings on many levels – from the simplest to the most profound. They are perfect for those interested in learning about Buddhism who does not have the opportunity to study and meditate extensively. Throughout the entirety of the festival, 24-hour pujas (rituals) are performed by the monks to consecrate the Mandala, the Mani Rilwu Pills (sacred pills), the Tshereel (pills for long life) and the Torma. The Mandala is carefully constructed, grain by grain, from colored sand; it is an intricate and symbolic design that takes many days to complete. The mantra is repeated thousands of times, and the day of the Wong is the opening public ceremony. It is performed on the day of the full moon of the tenth month in the Tibetan lunar calendar. The Dances take place on the 2nd day of Mani Rimdu.
The day after the dances, the fire puja is performed in the courtyard. The fire puja is an offering to the Agni (the god of fire), and to the Gods of the mandala – to allay all harm in the world. The Mani Rimdu festival takes place every year in the Month of November on the full moon. The date of the Mani Rimdu can be changed depending upon Tibetan calendar. During the Mani Rimdu festival, numerous of monks perform masked dance celebrating the victory of Buddhism over Bon-Po religion in the region.
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Fixed Arrival Dates in Kathmandu : 01st OCT 2019 Trip Starting Date: 02nd OCT 2019
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