3. Dumju Festival

This festival is celebrated in June( 6 -10 of 5th month of Tibetan calendar) every year. It  was first celebrated in Rolwaling Monastery in 1970 and it is being followed until today. This festival involves performing Vajrakilaya (DorjePhurpa) puja, also known as Vajrakumara (DorjeZhonu, Youthful Vajra). Vajrakilaya is a wrathful heruka deity who embodies all the enlightened forms of all the Buddhas.

 

Vajrakilaya is one of the eight heruka deities of the Nyingmatantras. Vajrakilaya is also the personal meditational deity of Guru Padmasambhava. He practiced meditation on Vajrakilaya when many obstacles manifested on his way towards attaining enlightenment.Vajrakilaya being the embodiment of the enlightened form of all the Buddhas is very helpful for  achieving  swift  accomplishments in ones spiritual practice towards englightenment. In addition to being a swift path for the supreme realization of Buddhahood, the practice of Vajrakilaya is also particularly effective for clearing away any obstacles that we might face in the path to enlightenment. It is also effective in pacifying social conflicts and disturbances and in mending the breach of samaya(vows).

 

So this puja is especially performed for the benefit of whole community. After theVajrakilaya  puja  long life initiation is granted by Rinpoche.