Matho Nagrang Festival Ladakh(Last Updated 26 Oct, 2022)
Ladakh is flocked by tourists every year because of its picturesque location, colorful culture, and interesting locals. You can enjoy the Matho Nagrang, or the festival of the oracles is one such monastic festival in Ladakh. This festival is a chance to discover the culture, witness scenic views, and feel the vibrant atmosphere. Around the time of the festivals and fairs in Ladakh, tourists visit this region the most. So book your Ladakh tour package during the festival time and be a part of the colorful monastic festivals of the Buddhists.
Description of Matho Nagrang Festival
It is held in the Matho Monastery and is indeed a colorful festival of the monasteries. On the first two days of the celebrations for the Matho Nagrang, the monks give a splendid performance of mask dances. They wear colorful and vibrant silk brocaded robes and masks that reflect the faces of many Gods and Goddesses. The popularity and fame of the festival of Matho Nagrang lie in the fact that after two whole months of dedicated mediation in absolute isolation, two oracles appear.
They come to the monastery's courtyard and accompany the masked monk dancers. These oracles also predict future events. People come from near and far to seek some advice from the oracles and perform certain rituals to handle disasters and other unpleasant happenings. These oracles come in a complete spiritual trance after their isolated meditation. They run and jump from one balcony to the other and are involved in quite a few acrobatics, all with their eyes blindfolded. All these spectacles can be witnessed during the Matho Nagrang.
Time for Matho Nagrang
The Matho Nagrang is celebrated on the 15th day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar. This festival in Ladakh is held at the Matho Monastery, which is the only monastery belonging to the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism. You can contact our tour experts to plan your holiday in Ladakh in your style through our customizable tour packages.
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