Khambu Culture

The Khambu Rai people are a part of the ethnic group called Kiratis. They are essentially nature worships with the Hearth Stones being their primary sanctum sanctorum.

The Inimitable Khambu “Flower” Shaman

Bungpenmi, or Bungmangpa is the inimitable one, unique, for he views life essence as flowers and heals the ailing, using it. Bungpenmis are very rare among a host of different types of Shamans in the Kirat Khambu Rai tribe.

Kirat Khambu Rai Sakela/Sakewa

The festival of Sakela and its collective participation reinforce human kinship with the natural world and propagate the idea that all beings are alike, often bound by the same powers, potentials, limitations, and outcomes.

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