masked dancers and buddhist people dancing

Mani Rimdu

Mani Rimdu is  celebrated by Buddhists in the Himalayas, It is a 19-day festival to mark the founding of Buddhism by Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava.

Three different occasions are celebrated with grand shows at the monasteries in the Himalayas namely Tengboche, Thame and Chiwong.People are trekking around in these festival. Masked dances and Tantrik rituals are put up by Buddhist monks at these monasteries, where huge crowds from nearby gather to celebrate.

 

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