In the center of the event a shrine is positioned which has been errected for the god as his residence directly among the people. The ritual activities in the village temple also play an important role in many villages. Here again, the incorporation of ancient religious beliefs and practices into the belief system of monastic Buddhism is evident.
The participation in this ritual does not only require the physical presence of one person of every household, but also a contribution in the form of material gifts and a committment to work. During the often three-day long festival, a large ceremonial sacrifical cake (torma*) for the deities and also for the feeding of all of the participating Lamas, requires several kilos of rice, large amounts of butter and a variety of field fruits.
The continually growing influence of Buddhism also made a contribution of money necessary: the god also demanded meat. If formerly an animal was killed, so today meat is bought at the market. In order to be able to perform the ceremony on the communal land of the village, a hut has to be errected for the priest and a temporary altar, on which a torma* is set up. For this, every year, a different household is responsible.