3rd largest Ladakh rPal rNam Duston celebrated with traditional fervor in Leh

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Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct 20 (ANI): The third largest Ladakh rPal rNam Duston 2018 was celebrated with gaiety and traditional fervour at Thiksay Monastery in Leh on Friday. The programme started with an introductory function at historic Leh palace where Dorje Motup, Chief Executive Councilor (CEC) of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), in his address to the people said that this year’s festival is celebrated to pay tribute to Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo and his immense contributions in the making of glorious Ladakh with rich culture, religion, art, script and language. The main function began at Thiksay Monastery with the arrival of portrait of Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo from Leh palace. To mark the event, the people of Thiksay, Ranbirpura, Stakmo, Nang and Shey presented a scintillating cultural show. Ladakh rPal rNam Duston 2018 is also celebrated at Alchi, Sumda Chun and Mangyu villages, where the imprints of the great works of Lama Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo are still well intact even after 1000 years. The villagers especially the elders of these villages enthusiastically celebrated this event as a mark of their achievement in preserving the remarkable works of Zangpo for future generations. Religious masters on this occasion highlighted the life and contributions of Zangpo and also threw light on the importance of conserving these glorious works.

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