Pang Lhabsol is a religious festival held at Rabangla, a picturesque small town of Sikkim at the feet of "Maenam" hill. Initiated by Chador Namgyal, the 3rd consecrated ruler of Sikkim in 12th / 13th century, this festival is held to venerate Mount Kanchenjanga as the guardian deity of the state.Pang Lhabsol combines masked dance with warrior dance. The dancers put on colourful dresses & masks. Kanchenjanga is represented by a dancer wearing a red musk & Yabdu, Kanchenjanga's supreme commander, by a black mask. The warriors who accompany them are dressed in traditional battle dresses. The presence of Mahakala,the protector of faith & dharma is important part of this dance. Mahakala commands Kanchenjanga ( djonga ) & Yabdu to defend the faith, peace & prosperity .