Saturday 13 August 2022

Hemis Monastery and Tse-Chu

Hemis Monastery and Tse-Chu Festival

The Hemis Monastery is the most popular monastery and is also the largest and the most wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. This monastery has some of the most valuable and ancient collections of Buddhist artifacts.

The Tse-Chu festival, or more popularly called as the Hemis Festival, is celebrated on the 2nd lunar month of the Tibetan calendar. This is celebrated to honor the Buddhist Guru Padmasambhava.

This is one of the most important festival of the Tibetan Buddhist where the monks wear various masks and perform dances.

Here are some moments from the festival.

Hope you enjoyed the colourful culture of the Hemis festival

A monastery outside Leh, on the way to Pangong

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