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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