Peaceful and Wrathful Deities Puja and Liberation Ceremony

100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities Mandala 2021

100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities (Shitro) Puja 2021

100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities Shrine 2021


Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery in Bylakuppe, South India is now holding the annual Shitro (100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities) Puja to celebrate the beginning of the lunar new year. The puja began on March 1 and will conclude on the Great Wheel Full Moon day of Chotrul Duchen, March 7th. March 6th is the Anniversary of Milarepa and March 7th is the Anniversary of Marpa. There will be special offering prayers the both day and lightening of the temple to celebrate these two important commemorations in the Kagyu lineage.


The hundred deities are the attributes and activities of the five families of male and female Buddhas, and are manifestations of the true nature of our minds. By relying on the practice of the hundred deities, or even just by hearing the mantra and seeing the mandala and pictures of the hundred deities, one may either instantly or gradually realize that the nature of one’s mind is inseparable from the perfect wisdom of the hundred deities.


The monastery dedicates the One Hundred Deities prayers during this week especially for the deceased, as well as for all the sponsors who have supported the monastery. This is the perfect time for people who had lost loved ones, friends and family members to sponsor shrine expenses, special meals, tea and offering to sangha and dedicate the merit to their loved ones.


Ayang Rinpoche will perform a Liberation Ceremony for the deceased on the 7th day. Rinpoche says the Ceremony to Liberate Dead Beings is the best time to dedicate prayers for the departed beings. Anyone who would like to make offerings and dedicate prayers to family members, friends, loved ones or pets who have passed, please make your offering and send in names of the deceased by Sunday, March 5th at 10 pm (Pacific time) to be included in the prayer list for the Liberation Ceremony.


To make offerings, use the link below or send a check made out to Amitabha Foundation to P.O. Box 2572, Aptos, California 95001. If you send a check, please email the names of the deceased for whom you are sponsoring to, or to your local Amitabha Foundation. Donations sent through the Amitabha Foundation US are tax deductible in the US.


Those interested, can offer at one of the suggested levels below.

Puja sponsor
Names of deceased for prayers:

You may also send your donation directly to the monastery’s bank account (this will not be tax-deductible).

Click here to see a list of all the annual pujas at Ayang Rinpoche’s monastery, with the lunar calendar dates. The Western calendar dates will be posted as soon as they are announced.


Shitro Puja 2021

Shitro Mandala 2021

Shitro Main Deity Tormas 2021

Shitro Shrine 2021

Peaceful and Wrathful Deities Tormas 2021

Shitro Mandala 2021