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Annual Vajrakilaya Puja
February 13 – February 19 +0545
Gütor, (Tibetan དགུ་གཏོར་), is the 29th day of the 12th lunar month in the Tibetan calendar. Traditionally, every year at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, a Gütor Puja is held for 7 days preceding the start of the Tibetan lunar New Year. The puja is essentially a wrathful exorcism to sweep away all lingering negative energy, harmful influences, bad luck, and adverse circumstances and usher in good fortune, prosperity, blessings, good health, and excellent conditions for a fresh start to the next 12 months.
At Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, the gütor’s ‘special guest’ is invariably the mighty deity, Vajrakilaya, whose powerful blessings are evoked, again and again, by the monastic assembly based on an intricate Vajrayana sadhana practice, intense mantra recitation, and thunderous musical interludes. The puja will be led by the monastery’s abbot, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Phakchok Rinpoche.
Boudha, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal + Google Map View Venue Website
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