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About matho nagrang
Matho Nagrang known as the festival of oracles is celebrated in Matho Monastery in Ladakh. Monks wearing colorful robes and masks reflecting gods and goddesses, perform mask dance. Two oracles who have undergone severe penances and meditation accompany the masked monks. These oracles perform future predictions and suggest solutions for the problems of local people who seek divine advice. They also perform astonishing feats like cutting themselves with knives, jumping from balconies with blindfolded and many unbelievable performances. The festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the first month of Tibetan calendar.
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Matho Monastery, Ladakh
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The festival of oracles will mesmerize the spectators with unbelievable acts and prediction, and it is a must-visit event.