Sang Sang Rimpoche blesses festival attendants. Chiwong Monastery, Solu Khumbu, Nepal.
Jinsak, The Fire Puja is performed in the courtyard the day after the dances. Most of the village people have gone home, and Chiwang has a quiet, almost family atmosphere.The Fire Puja is an offering to Agni the god of fire, and to the Gods of the Mandala, to allay all the harm in the world. The harm is visualized as dissolving into the grain and butter and burned.Afterwards, the sand Mandala in the temple is dismantled, and the sand is given as an offering to the serpent gods (Nagas) at the spring below Chiwang.
Chiwong monks playing Gyaling, short horn as Sang Sang Rimpoche performs fire ritual during Mani Rimdu festival at Chiwong Monastery in Solu. Nepal.