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Mustang Tiji (Tenchi) Festival Trek | Upper Mustang Trekking

23 August Post by: Yubraj

Mustang Tiji Festival Trek - Upper Mustang Trek

Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is a special festival trek to observe and Experience a three-day ritual known as "The chasing of the Demons" that centers on the Tiji myth.Mustang Tiji festival is one of best festival trekking experience of a lifetime. This holy festival trek is fixed date trek normally starts at the end of April and early May. Tiji festival trekking in Mustang is yearly celebrated ancient festival trek in headquarters of Mustang District Lo-Manthang in the month of May. The myth tells of a deity named Dorje Jono who must battle against his demon father to save the Kingdom of Mustang from destruction. The demon father wreaked havoc on Mustang by bringing a shortage of water (a highly precious resource in this very dry land) and causing many resulting disasters from famine to animal loss. Dorje Jono eventually beats the demon and banishes him from the land. Tiji is a celebration and reaffirmation of this myth and throughout the festival the various scenes of the myth will be enacted. It is of course timed to coincide with the end of the dry winter/spring season and will usher in the wetter monsoon season (the growing season for Mustang). Tiji comes from the word "ten che" meaning ‘the hope of Buddha Dharma prevailing in all worlds and is effectively a spring renewal festival.

At a young hour toward the evening, horns reverberated, reporting the two twelve-foot copper dunchens, with their monstrous shouting, trailed by two twofold reeled horns, all joined by drum and cymbals.At mid-evening, in high breeze and blowing dust, eleven lamas in maroon and gold, wearing high red caps, originated from the royal residence and took their places along the divider underneath the thanka, with Tashi Tenzing on the hoisted situate just in the inside. 

As the ministers and lamas initiate droning, twelve more friars originate from the royal residence in maroon and illustrious blue and sparkling gold brocade, with cymbal-molded caps decked with upright peacock tufts. Before long they pull back, to be supplanted by the veiled artists who" begin the depiction of the Tiji myth. 

On the second day of Tiji, quantities of Loba have landed from the remote villas, and the little square is thronged with wild wonderful individuals, with the greater part of the ladies and youngsters, at any rate, in conventional dress. 

The King of Mustang "wears an entire crown of minor waterway pearls set off by many vast red coralline tones sprinkled with coordinated trimmings of turquoise. 

The outfits and veils, the twelve-foot horns, the gold measures of wheat, the spread cakes, the snow pinnacles and wind and tidy and sun, the mehti, snow panther, snow pigeons, saligrams, the withering icy mass and the leave ruins, the lushes and rajas and nonnatives, the puppies and yaks. Tantra!

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