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Torgya Monastery Festival

(Last Updated 11 May, 2022)

  • Dates :

    31/12/2022 - 02/01/2023

  • Location :

    Tawang Monastery

Numerous festivals are celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh, India, every year. However, among the religious festivals of Arunachal Pradesh, the Torgya festival deserves special mention. This festival is celebrated to chase out the evil spirits and usher prosperity and happiness for people and crops. The rich presence of color is one of the main features of the Torgya Festival of Arunachal Pradesh. 

The festival of Torgya is celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh every year on the 28th day of the 11th month of the lunar calendar. The Togya Festival is celebrated at Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh. Mainly a monastic festival, Torgya Festival is celebrated for three full days. 

Description of Torgya Festival in Arunachal Pradesh 

This three days long Torgya Festival began with the recitation of religious texts and Monastic dances on the premises of Tawang Gonpa. During the festival, a monastic ritual dance called Chham is performed by traditionally attired monks in cham-lang, the courtyard of the Tawang Monastery. In addition, a propitiation (Torgya) rite of Yamactaka Chak Khar Zur Gurpa is conducted, and with this connotation, the festival is called "Torgya." One of the event's major highlights is the offering of Torma to the bonfire, which symbolizes the destruction of evil.

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