Tiji Festival is celebrated in the Upper Mustang region of Lo-Mangthang in Nepal Himalayas. Local legends hold that the Great Buddhist Guru Padmasambhava came to Mustang and battled with evil forces that were intent upon destroying Buddhism.
The most important festival in the region is the Tiji Festival, which influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. The Tiji Festival features a three day ritual known as the ‘chasing of demons’. The exact date for the festival varies each year as the Lamas calculate the date for the festival according their own calendar. For 2012, the Tiji Fesival falls on May 29, May 30, and May 31.
There is an interesting story that took place in the reign of 15th King of Mustang. When the Kingdom suffered from various problems and the Queen also could not bear a son. Then a great Sakyapa master was invited from Tibet. The Sakyapa master performed as the lead dancer at the Tiji Festival.