The festival is celebrated to honour the holy River – Sindhu, which is a symbol of communal harmony and unity of our country. The festival is also dedicated to the soldiers of Indian Army who stand tall on the LOC in order to take care of the nation.
How is it celebrated?
People come here to join this festival from the different parts of the country. They bring water from their homes and immerse it into the Sindhu River. Reception of all the participants takes place on the very first day of the festival, which is organized on the banks of Sindhu at Shey. Beautiful prayers are also conducted on the bank of the river by the 50 senior Lamas. Coming more towards entertainment, a bonfire also takes place in the night.
The second day comes with more excitements as a cultural program and sightseeing trip is organized, followed by a Puja. The third day is packed for the entertainment for tourists as some grand celebrations take place on this day.
Continues for three long days, the festival is celebrated in the month of June in order to commemorate Sindhu River, presently known as Indus River.
The three-day festival brings happiness and more bravery to the hearts of Indian soldiers. A three-day trip refreshes each and everyone’s soul with numerous forms of entertainment and rituals.
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