Mani Rimbu Festival

Mani Rimbu Festival

Mani Rimbu festival is an eminent celebration of local people of Tibetan and Sherpa people which falls on the tenth month of the Tibetan Lunar schedule. And praised this festival from the first day to the nineteenth day of the month. It usually falls late October to mid-November which celebrates unbelievable occasions.

The festival features masked dances, prayers, chanting, and dramas. The festival also takes place six months later at a nearby Thame Gompa. The large crowds if westerners attend the ceremony as well.

Why is the Mani Rimdu Festival Celebrated?

Mani Rimdu Festival is celebrated to remember the victory of Buddhism over the existing Tibetan Bon religion. During the festivity, one can see several parallels for all its travel of pre-Buddhist belief and practice, Mani Rimdu is permanently a Buddhist celebration. In its visionary dramaturgy, we can see the core principles of the Buddhist religion worked out. The main rituals of Mani Rimdu belong to the most profound system of Tibetan meditation.

How is the Festival Celebrated?

During the celebration, priests camouflage by putting on veils and execute ceremonial dances. Through these ceremonial dances, it is accepted that figurative evil spirits are crushed, excused, or changed over to Dharma protectors. The move communicates Buddhist shrewdness on different evaluations – from the easy to the quickest.

The first day of the celebration is called Wong. On this day, the blessed ‘Mani Rilwu’ (heavenly pills) and ‘Tshereel’ (pills for long life), are offered to each member in the celebration.

On the second day of Mani Rimdu which is named ‘Cham’, emblematic evil presences are vanquished, driven out, or misshaped to Protectors of Dharma. During this celebration, tea contributions viewed as ‘Ser-Kyem’ to Dharma monitors like Mahakala are finished. The contribution of sacred nectar is made in a few different services as well.

Likewise, the last day is Fire Puja – ‘Jinsak’ which is acted in the yard to respect the divine force of fire and the Gods of the Mandala for protecting the world from any sort of pulverization

Mani Rimbu celebration is joyfully celebrated in the Tengboche religious community excessively situated in the Khumbu district. The veiled fiends, prayer flags, plays, and broad suppers make the whole environmental factors colorful and energetic.

The most indispensable piece of the celebration is accepting gifts from Rinpoche and the move performed by monks. The nineteen days festivity closes following a three days open party where various Sherpa individuals get together for the prosperity of the earth.

When are the dates for the Mani Rimdu festival for the year 2020?

The Mani Rimdu festival for 2020 is observed from 1 November to 3 November.

Is this festival celebrated only in Nepal?

No, the Mani Rimbu festival is celebrated in Tibet as well. However, in Nepal, it is only celebrated in the Everest region and in particular, the Tengboche monastery and in Thame Gompa.

Visit Nepal this fall and experience the heavenliness of the Everest area with this striking celebration. Aside from the marvelous perspectives on Everest, Thamserku, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and plenty of different pinnacles of Khumbu locale, you will get the opportunity to encounter a remarkable combination of interesting Tibetan Buddhist culture. Visit the most noteworthy cloister and celebrate in the brilliant condition with priests and Lamas.

Nepal Hiking Team will put out the best vacation for all the interested candidates. So if you are eager to experience this wonderful festival, then do reach our Support team now. We have a 17-days Everest Base Camp Trek package with the Mani Rimdu festival that might suit you.

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Balaram Thapa

Balaram Thapa, an executive director at Nepal Hiking Team had a long journey before making NHT one of the revolutionary tour operators in this competitive field of Tourism. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in Travel and Tourism from Tribhuwan University in the year 2000.


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