Tiji Festival: A colorful festival of the Upper Mustang

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Destination: Nepal

Duration: 5

Trip Grade: Easy

Nepal is home to numerous customs and culture. Individuals in Nepal pursue their traditions, custom and communicate in their ethnic language although they have a place with a similar religious gathering. The way of life and celebrations are distinctive according to our religion and ethnic gathering. In Nepal, principally Hindus and Buddhists can be found. Also, individuals having a place with Kiranti, Sikh, Christians, and others can be found.

More than 55 distinct most popular celebrations are celebrated in Nepal. From year's fundamental celebration Dashain, which is commended by pretty much every religion to the Udhauli and Ubhauli which are praised by Rai Community of Nepal, Nepal commends numerous such celebrations relying upon religious, ethnicity and standings. Not just has our ethnicity chosen the celebrations we celebrate, however the district where we have a place as well.

Chhath is a Terai celebration in the Mithila locale of Nepal, which is celebrated by Tharus, Maithili, and Madhesi ethnic gathering. The Newar peoples of Bhaktapur observe Bisket Jatra, GauraParva is celebrated in the Hilly area of the Far Western Development Region. These are only a couple of instances of the fluctuated number of celebrations in Nepal according to rank, ethnicity, district, spots, and religion.

Celebrations in Nepal have meaning and various histories of their own. Dashain is celebrated because of the victory of the gods over the wicked demons. Tihar connotes the significance of divine beings and people, yet in addition to creatures like a pooch, cow, dairy animals, and crow. Holi implies triumph of good over insidiousness; it is a day to swear off your past missteps, to end clashes by gathering others and a day to forgive and never look back. Our celebrations aren't simply a festival, they show us the lifestyle and keep our confidence in great.

Among a significant number of such celebrations, the Tiji celebration is additionally the one which is seen as a triumph of good over shrewdness and it is commended in a specific locale of Nepal. In this way, today we will think about this most popular celebration in Nepal.


Tiji is a blissful and energetic celebration celebrated in Lo Manthang, the walled city of Lo locale of Upper Mustang, Nepal. The name "Tiji" is a shortened form of "Tempa Chirim" which signifies "Supplication for World Peace." This three-day in length celebration is commended to check the triumph of good over fiendishness with petitions, serenades, and moves in vivid dresses. Tiji celebration has a religious just as profound significance.


In the same way as other celebrations, Tiji is celebrated for the triumph of good over abhorrence. Furthermore, it is a fairly interesting celebration which goes for three days. In history, the triumph of Dorjee Sonnu (Lord Buddha's manifestation) over an extremely horrendous evil spirit named Man Tam Ru who purchased anarchy benefiting from people and causing dry seasons and strops. This celebration comprises of Tibetan ceremonies that praised the legend of a child who needed to spare the kingdom of Mustang from decimation.

During the three days of the celebration, the priests of Choedhe cloister of Lo-Mantang perform customs moves. On the first day, a move called "Tsa Chham" about the badgering of the evil spirit, Ma Tam Ru Ta. The second day "Nga Chham" about the introduction of Dorjee Sonnu as the child of the evil presence and then, the endeavors to restore the devil to the domain of Lord Buddha. This authorized in the movement execution.

Choedhe Monastery arranges everything for the celebration. Rimpoche is the leader of this monastery, where 65 different priests from Lo-Manthang, Nhenyul dwell, and Chhosyer.


The Tiji celebration appeared after quite a while, to be exact in the seventeenth century. The ruler of Mustang, King Samdup Rabten welcomed Sakya Trizin Ngawang Kunga Siman to come and remain at Lo-Manthang. Sakya Trizin came and remained at Chhhode Monastery of Lo-Manthang. Sakya began to play out an extremely exceptional Vajrakila custom for the prosperity and better of a conscious being and taking out the negative energies in Mustang. He began an exceptional religious move identified with the reflection of Vajrakila. Also, from that time, the priests of the Chhode cloister have been playing out this religious hit the dance floor with customs for the prosperity of Mustang.


In the Tiji celebration, the primary artist, Tsowa finishes a multi-month retreat before the headliner of the celebration. During the headliner, the individuals from Mustang illustrious family and every one of the locals of the seven regions of Upper Mustang/Lo Chhodun partakes to observe this consecrated move, which is done alongside numerous different ceremonies. As indicated by the Mustang (Lobo) tongue, it is Tiji or Tenchi, which is the piece of the contemplation practice dependent on the Tantra content identified with Vajrakumar/Vajrakila. The first name of this sacrosanct move is Tenpa Chirim, which means the advantages of Buddha's instructing and every single conscious being. It is additionally accepted that the entertainers of this move get strengthening of Vajrakila.

Opening Ceremony of Tiji Festival

During the holy move, the most significant components of the reflections are performed. There are two kinds of exercises that are performed during the advancement period of reflection; first, serene move steps, which is trailed by a second action that takes out all the negative energies.

The move is isolated into three sections, which are the primer, fundamental practice, and end. At the first or primer piece of the move, there are absolute 15 stages. At that stage, comes the primary practices where the age of heavenly castle and age of gods are depicted in move in two stages and the end part gets out all the agnostic and endless perspectives and loads up with positive thinking.

The different stances and motions that are utilized during the moves emblematically infer various procedures of reflection. The Buddhist bosses utilize this holy move function as an adroit way to profit the aware creatures. Each progression and detail of move portrays profound significance which is accepted to address our issues in life by edifying us with confidence and regards.


It is an extremely fascinating celebration with the profound significance which is praised each year during May for three days in Lo-Manthang, Upper Mustang. Initially, this celebration used to celebrate the part of the bargain a long time of Tibetan schedule, yet now, it has been commended in the third month of Tibetan month which is May.

Tiji Festival of Upper Mustang Nepal


Teji celebration is being praised on 30 May, 31 May, and 1 June in 2020. As this celebration is extremely well-known appointments begin before the month of the celebration, so think it and get in touch with us before all seats are taken.


Upper Mustang is a remote area in the Mustang, which is in the Annapurna Region. Some time ago, it is known as the Kingdom of Lo. It is the most popular trekking area of the Nepalese Himalayas. Upper Mustang is one of the well-known trekking goals in Nepal. It is rich in Tibetan culture and language, Mustang was at one time a free kingdom. The government of Mustang stopped to exist on October 7, 2008, by request of the Government of Nepal.


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