Annual Heruka(Chakrasambara) ritual from 8th to 12th of August 2016
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The annual Heruka(Chakrasambara) ritual ceremony of Namgyal Monastery began on 4th of August with ground ritual, followed by construction of coloured sand mandala for three days. The ceremony is headed by the monastery’s senior ritual master Ven. Thupten Choephel.

Namgyal monks doing Heruka(Chakrasambara) ritual.

Namgyal monks doing Heruka(Chakrasambara) ritual.

Namgyal Monastery Heruka(chakrasambara) puja headed by senior ritual master Ven. Thupten choephel.

Namgyal Monastery Heruka(chakrasambara) puja headed by senior ritual master Ven. Thupten choephel.

Heruka(Chakrasambara) mandala.

Heruka(Chakrasambara) mandala.



The actual ritual ceremony of the Heruka ritual began on 6th of sixth month of Tibetan lunar calendar(8th of August).

This year Heruka(Chakrasambara) mandala builder.

This year Heruka(Chakrasambara) mandala builder.

Naga ritual headed by Namgyal chanting master Ven. Tenzin Mipham.

Nagar ritual headed by Namgyal chanting master Ven. Tenzin Mipham.

Namgyal monk offering mandala sand to water deities.

Namgyal monk offering mandala sand to water deities.



Next day ritual master and four monks will take the sand collected in a pot for Nagar puja at the river side and will offer the sand into the river.