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Mask dance festival

Mask dance festival

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FOUR MAJOR FESTIVALS There are four major Special Buddha days   or “Festivals” (düchen) in a year which relate to the life of Buddha Shakyamuni. During these days, it is said that the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied 100 million times, so practice is strongly advised. Chotrul Düchen: During the first two weeks

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Folk song & dance

Folk song & dance

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FOLK SONG AND DANCE OF LADAKH Ladakh has a rich heritage of song and dance. Folk song and dance are one of its testimonies with its unique features suited to the topography of the region. Little known about the precise origin of folk song and dance, they have been composed during different periods, shedding considerable

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Monastery

Monastery

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MONASTERIES OF LADAKH Monasteries in Ladakh, Tibet and whole Himalayan Buddhist Kingdoms are known by Gompas. Gompa meant sacred solitary or meditation place for monks. They are treasure houses, full of fresco paintings of various meditational deities, Mandalas and statues of various Bodhisattvas. They contain endless explorations of Buddhist philosophy which are embodied in its