Hemis festival
Hemis festival

Hemis Festival kick-started in Ladakh

ANI | Updated: Jun 25, 2018 17:29 IST

<p>Ladakh [India], June 25 (ANI): Bringing the colorful shades in the barren, the legendary <a href="/search?query=Hemis festival">Hemis festival</a> began on Monday in Ladakh, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava, the eight centuries Indian Guru revered for spreading Tantrayana Buddhism throughout the entire Himalayas.<br />The festival started with the sweet musical sound and chanting of prayers, while the fragrance of burning incenses spread in the entire valley.<br />The main attraction of the festival was the colourful mask dance by monks of the monastery, wearing their best robes with different gestures of hands and legs.<br />Thousands of spectators joined the religious festivity at the Ladakh's biggest Monastery to witness the spectacular mask dances performed by the monks with the rhythmic beat of a religious musical instrument while chanting prayers to bring peace, prosperity, and harmony in the society.<br />(ANI)</p>
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