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Hemis Festival 

Hemis Festival marks the victory of good over the evil

Hemis festival bring to you by Your India Travel. Every festival has its own charm and authenticity, Hemis Festival celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava, founder of Tibetan Buddhism. ‘Rinpoche’ the head Lama is the presiding person of the event in Ladakh. Check out Leh Ladkah packages

Being an annual two days ritual, Hemis Festival is celebrated on the 10th day of the Tse-Chu, Lunar month of the Tibetan Calendar. In India it will be widely celebrated from 30th June to 01st July 2020.

The festival has its significance, on the occasion of Hemis monastery, one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh is decorated beautifully and the festival also showcases the unique and stunning handicrafts of the area. During the two days festival, the natives dress up in lovely traditional attires and gather around the monastery to celebrate. 

Hemis festival brings life to the deserted mountains of Ladakh, with Lamas dancing on the tunes of drums, cymbals and long horns around the central flagpole is altogether a different experience in itself. The festival’s uniqueness can only be experienced; its vibrancy and charisma fill the environment with enthusiasm. The ‘Chham Dance’ also called mask dance is performed during the festival and it is believed that it depicts the triumph of good over bad and where every mask has its importance. There are many minute highlights which makes it one of the most attended festivals, the vibrant costumes worn by Lamas, the Devil Dance, at end of a festival a sculpture is made up of dough representing an evil power and is destroyed by the Black Hat dancers and the pieces are thrown in different directions.  During the festival, a local liquor Chang is served, and also exhibitions portraying the local handicrafts are put on display.

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