As an area famed for its monasteries and sacred sites, Jakar plays host to several tshechu(religious) festivals throughout the year. Prakhar Tsechu is one of the important festival help in Prakhar monastery. The highlight of a tshechu is the masked dances conducted by monks, which were developed according to precise instructions given by past Buddhist masters. According to Buddhist philosophy, all experiences leave an imprint in the mind stream that produces a
corresponding result in the future, and so viewing dances, such as these, that are imbued with sacred symbolism is considered to be a very auspicious and sanctifying experience.