Matho Nagrang

Religious in Matho

During this famous festival, Matho monastery oracles perform daring acrobatics while effectively blindfolded, ‘seeing’ only through the fearsome ‘eyes’ painted on their chests. They also engage in ritual acts of self-mutilation and make predictions for the coming year.

The festival is on the 14th and 15th days of the first Tibetan lunar month.

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