Mani Rimdu is the most popular festival in the high Himalaya, especially in the Khumbu region. To observe Mani Rimdu Festival and celebrate with local Sherpa, we Nepal Mother House deign Mani Rimdu Festival Trek for you. Sometimes people called as Tengboche Monastery Trek also due to the main destination is Tengboche. It celebrates every year at Tengboche monastery, Thame monastery, and Chiwong Monasteries of Solukhumbu. Normally, the Mani Rimdu festival celebrates on October to November full moon at Tengboche, just south of Mt. Everest, the date of the festival fixed by the head of monks according to the Sherpa lunar calendar. It is a Buddhist sacred ceremony in a monastic environment, which is consists of nineteen days of events with empowerment, meditation, and dance. The public celebration lasting for three days before the concludes ceremony.
Legendry, Mani Rimdu is an honor celebration of great saint Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasambhava); who established Buddhism in Tibet. The monk’s performance different story by mask dances with colorful dresses. The dance only performance on the occasion of the Mani Rimdu festival and needs to be special monks who are permitted by head monks. It cannot perform other ordinary days and occasions. The monks who are performing dance; first take vows from Trulshig Rinpoche (head of Monk) for the ceremony empowerment. The master of ceremony explains, “Seeing Mani Rimdu is like receiving a blessing”. During the ceremony, the dance is the real performance of a goddess rather than entertainment, so it is a sacred celebration. This is a story about the defeat of daemons by the goddess and protects good people from evil. Especially, the Tengboche Mame Rimdu festival goes for three days. The monks wear special customs and elaborate masks through a series of ritualistic dances, play the trumpet, Kangling (made by human thigh bone), conch, and drum. The main first day of the Mani Rimdu festival is prayer day, the second day involves colorful Lama dancing with brocade gown and wonderfully painted masks. On the last day are performance humorous dances and chanting prayers. Then the master of ceremony (headlamp) offers Wang (blessing/empowerment) to the public.
Mani Rimdu is a great opportunity to rejoice in the ceremony of Sherpa and the Tibetan community. They get to gather at the monastery with traditional dress and ornaments joyfully. Many local people and foreign tourists attend this performance. Tengboche Mame Rimdu festival Triprewards you to see the real and unique culture of Sherpa people and Himalayan picturesque scenery. This trip best for 6 days to above combine with Mt.Everest Base Camp Trip or Everest Chola Pass Trek or Gokyo Lakes Trek.
When is the Tengboche Mani Rimdu festival for the year 2020/2021?
The festival date of the Mani Rimdu is fixed by the head of Lama at Tyangboche Gumba according to the Tibetan Lunar calendar. The ceremony is performed in the 9th month of the Tibetan calendar which usually falls in full-moon of October or November month. This year Mame Rimdu festival at Tengboche has declared by lama on 12th, 13th, and 14th November 2021. Join with Nepal Mother House to celebrate the Mame Rimdu Festival Trek. Hurry up to secure your trip with us.