Tiji or Teji festival is the annual event of indigenous community of Upper Mustang, specially in Lo-Manthang region of Nepal. It is a celebration and reaffirmation of myth of 3 days ritual festival means “the chasing of the demons”. It tells the story of deity of Dorje Jono, who battled against the demon to save the Mustang Kingdom from destruction. And he defeated the demons and banishes him from the land caused from storms and drought that destroy peoples’ houses and livestock and translated into prayer for the world peace. There will be dance performance by monks on these 3 days ritual festival namely “Tsa Chham” on the first day, “Nga Chham” on the second day and “Rha Chham” on the third day. It is believed that the village will be purified from the bad evil spirits from then.
The Tenji festival falls on 27th to 29th days of third month according to Tibetan calendar (April/May of every year). It is organized by Chhyode Gumba which is monastery of Sakyapa sect located in Lo-Manthang, Upper MUSTANG.The festival is timed to coincide with the end of the dry season (late winter/spring) and ushers in the wetter monsoon season.