Starts in 8 Months, 4 Days
July 3, 2018 12:00 am
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Hemis Gompa is celebrated with great splendor and happiness in many monasteries in all the subcontinent of India. The Occasion is celebrated with great jubilance for the birth of Guru Padmasambhava (incarnation of Lord Buddha) who is known for bringing Buddhism to Nepal and also for the ancient victory of Lamaism over Sharmanism and other religious history.
The main celebration occurs in 12thGyalwangDrukchan Rinpoche wealthiest and biggest well known Hemis monastery which was established in 1672 AD by their King Senge Nampar Gyalva. Hemis or Hamis monastery, basically situated in a village in the Lehtown near to Hemis National Park(high altitude park in the country) , in Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir,India.This monastery is known as Chang Chub Sam Ling which means the long place for compassionate and peaceful persons with vivacious and colorful life for the villagers.
The two day festival showcases the Tibetan monk’s culture and tradition. The wonderful grand fair was organized which attracts several devotees and visitors from all parts of India and abroad. The main highlight of the Hemis festival is the most esoteric masked dance performed by Lamas gathered around the central flagpole. This dance is also known as “ Cham dance” is depicted this festival’s central theme of victory of good over evil and performed on traditional music using tunes of cymbals , drums and long horns that fill the ambience with strong vibes of powerful energy. Devotees respect and pay homage to the large sacred portrait of Lord Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche, decorated with ceremonial items. Tourist takes pride to carry Tibetan handicrafts as souvenir.
Brilliant spectacles of this festival occur at the Hemis Gompa which decorated with plenty of semi precious gems. This festival revitalizes the spirit of buddhist people and visitors attending this festival by colorful atmosphere bringing great zeal and enthusiasm. Traditional liquor also increases the overwhelming celebration.