Mangtro Nagrang

Matho Nagrang is a two-day festival celebrated on the 14th and 15th days of the first month of the Tibetan calendar. The festival is held at the Matho monastery, which is part of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism in Ladakh. The festival is also known as the Oracle Festival. It is a five-century-old ritual that involves two oracles, known as Rongtsans. The Rongtsans employ ordained monks as thei....
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The Matho Nagrang Festival is a two-day festival held at the Matho Monastery. The festival's main attraction is the future predictions made by two oracles. Monks perform mask dances wearing colorful silk robes and masks that represent the faces of gods and goddesses. Oracles enter the monastery courtyard in a trance and blindfolded, channeling spirits. In this state, they perform astounding supernatural feats such as running on the roof parapets of the monastery with steep drops of the mountain on which it’s perched, jumping on the corners of the tall monastery walls, cutting themselves with swords and so on. The next day, they display such unbelievable acts completely blindfold. 

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Matho Monastery- Matho Village

How to reach

The nearest airport is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport Leh, which is 22 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Tawi Jammu, which is 700 KMs away.
The nearest major city is Leh, which is 22KMs away.
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Venue Address
Matho Monastery, Matho Village
Date Time

23 Feb 2024 - 24 Feb 2024




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