Mani Rimdu 2024

Where: Gompa and Thyangboche monasteries, ,
When: In the 9th Tibetan month which usually falls in October or November full-moon.
Chiwang Monastery - Mani Rimdu Festival mask dancers - Photo by:
Mani Rimdu mask dancers
Chiwang Monastery - Mani Rimdu Festival mask dancers
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At the foot of Mount Everest height of 8,848 meters, the Buddhist monasteries are unique locations which is the highest in the world. The height of the mountain symbolizes the purity of life for monks.The Buddhist monasteries in the area celebrate the Mani Rimdu festival once a year at a full moon on the 9th month according to the Tibetan calendar (late October – mid December).

Mani is the name of the prayer to the Buddhist god of mercy. Rim is the rice balls that the monks hand out to the participants of the festival. Du are the blessings that the monks blessed the rice balls before they give it to the celebrants.

The celebration last for three days when most of the time the monks’ pray for world peace. The festival is held in Chiwang Gompa Monastery and in Thyangboche Monastery at the foot of the Everest. Lot of Nepal’s inhabitants and tourists enjoy the colorful prayer. On it’s end mask dancings are taking place near large fires.

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Chiwong Monastery
Boudha-6, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel. +9771-4479305/4429068 (Kathmandu)
Tel. +977-38-690013 (Solu Khumbu)
P.O. 8043 Kathmandu
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