Buddhist Festivals are always joyful occasions. Perhaps there is no better time to tour Ladakh then during the festive season. Ladakh comes alive during festivals, when people from different corners of Ladakh converge at one place to celebrate and enjoy the festive spirit. Festivals in Ladakh are in fact the best way to get a feel of the Ladakhi culture. There are a number of festivals that take place in Ladakh.
There are many special or holy days held throughout the year by the Buddhist community. Many of these days celebrate the birthdays of Bodhisattvas in the Mahayana tradition or other significant dates in the Buddhist calendar. The most significant celebration happens every May on the night of the full moon, when Buddhist all over the world celebrate the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha over 2,500 years ago. It has become to be known as Buddha Purnima.
We cover all the fascinating festivals happening in the fascinating land of Ladakh.
|Names of the Festival||Venue||2012|
|Spitok Gustor||Spituk||JAN 21,22|
|Dosmoche||Leh ,Likir & Deskit Monasteries||FEB 19,20|
|Stok Guru Tse-Cue||Stok Monastery||Mar 2,3|
|Matho Nagrang||Matho Monastery||Mar 7,8|
|Buddha Purnima||Leh||MAY 4|
|Hemis TSE-CHU||Hemis Monastery||JUN 29,30|
|Yuru Kabgyat (Lamayuru)||Lamayuru Monastery||JUNE 16,17|
|Zanskar Karsha Gustor||Karsha Monastery||JUL 16,17|
|Ph-Yang Tsedup (Phyang)||Phyang Monastery||JUL 16,17|
|Korzok Gustor (Tsomoriri Lake)||Korzok Monastery||JUL 22,23|
|Dak-Thok Tse-Chu||Dakthok Monastery||JUL 28,29|
|Sant Naro Nasjal (Zangskar)||Sani Monastery, Zanskar||AUG 1,2|
|Shachukul Gustor||Shachukul Monastery||JUL 5,6|
|Thiksay Gustor||Thiksey Monastery||NOV 1,2|
|Chemrey Angchok||Chemrey Monastery||NOV 11,12|
|Galdan Namchot||All Over Ladakh||DEC 8|
|Losar||All over Ladakh||DEC 14|