Dance of the Terrifying Deities (Tungam)

Costume: Beautiful brocade dresses, boots and terrifying masks.

This dance is performed to deliver sentient beings into Zangto Pelri. Here Guru Rinpoche takes the form of Dorji Dragpo or “the fierce thunderbolt”.

This dance has a deep significance. The main god performs a symbolic sacrifice of evil spirits with the phurbu (ritual dagger) after they are enclosed in a box. He thus saves the world and at the same time delivers the spirits into salvation.