Rumtek Guthor

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In Rumtek Monastery, which is the center of Karma Kagyu in India, Gutor festival marks end of the year as per lunar calendar. Monks at Rumtek Dharma Chakra monastery perform a week-long Mahakala rites along with ritual dances held for two days before the eve of Losar, the Tibetan New Year. Following the tradition of Tsurphu, the great Mahakala Lama dance is performed by the monks in the monastery courtyard amidst three life-sized statues of Mahakala, Mahakali, and Thamchen Dorje Legpa. You may also see a Lhamo (Tibetan Opera) performance.

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