Sunday, February 4, 2018

Hemis Festival. Serkyem.

Original Post Date: July 3, 2017.

After the performance by the 12 Zhing Kyong, the Serkeyem takes place. The Serkyem is a libation or beverage offering rite performed by the Acharya or Lobpon (main teacher of the Hemis  Monastery). 

The monked looked a bit grumpy but I'm sure he was performing the rite with full honor.

The cup he was holding was refilled several times after which he would toss out the water.  I'm guessing it was just water.

In his left hand, he held a bell and in his right, a trident.