Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Monthly Special Days for performing prayer or rituals

In the Bhutanese Lunar Calendar the full moon falls on the 15th day and the new moon on the 30th day. During these 30 days’ period there are special holy days dedicated to individual deity. Based on this if special prayer or rituals are performed it will bring immense blessing.

Monthly Special Days:

8th and 29th Days - Medicine Buddha 
(སངས་རྒྱས་སྨན་ལྷ།)

8th, 14th, 23rd and 29th Days - Shri Hevajra  (ཀྱེ་རྡོ་རྗེ། ནང་ལྷ།)

9th, 19th and 29th Days - All Dharmapalas,  Mahakala, (དཔལ་ལྡན་ལྷ་མོ།)  and others.



10th Day - Padmasambhava   (པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས།)

10th and 25th Days - Vajrayogini  (རྡོ་རྗེ་རྣལ་འབྱོར་མ། སྣང་བརྙན་ཡོངས།)


14th Day - Dharmapala Magzor Gyalmo, Shri Devi (All), Rabtenma and others.(དཔལ་ལྡན་ལྷ་མོ།)

15th Day - All Peaceful Deities (ཞི་ལྷ། བོན་ལུགས།)

15th and 28th Days - Amitabha Buddha (སངས་རྒྱས་འོད་དཔག་མེད།)

21st Day - Avalokiteshvara (སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས།)

23rd Day - Vairochana Buddha (ཀུན་རིག་རྣམ་པར་སྣང་མཛད།)

24th Day - Kshitigarbha (ས་ཡི་སྙིང་པོ།)

30th Day - Shakyamuni Buddha (ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།)


Thank you.

Photo Courtesy: Himalayan Art

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