Zanskar Festival Ladakh

Ladakh is definitely one of the most beautiful places in India and in a corner of Ladakh, there is a beautiful place, known as Zanskar Valley, which is not flocked by many of the tourists. The beauty of the place lies in majestic landscapes and one can reach their approaching single motorable road.

Though not so many people have visited this place, it is full of rich culture and locals never forget to enjoy their favourite festivals, and Zanskar festival is one of them. As the religious practices are the part of the daily routine, the Zanskar Festival is enjoyed for two days.

How is it celebrated?

After giving so much time to farming, schooling, religious practices, and mostly preparing for the chilling winters, locals don’t forget to enjoy the two-day monastery festival. The festival highlights bright-coloured dresses, dance & musical performances by locals. This wonderful festival is celebrated to connect people socially.

Padum is the capital & headquarter of Zanskar and the village Sani is located just 6 km before it. Sani is the monastery that hosts the whole festival program. People love to participate in musical dance performances with their creative & colourful masks.

Why is it celebrated?

The people here are so warm to welcome each other and love to share thoughts and happiness. The main objective of celebrating this festival is to showcase the victory of Good over evil. The Sani Monastery Festival is also called the Nunges.

Time for the celebration:

However the date is not fixed for celebrating this festival but usually, it is celebrated in the month of July every year. The whole event is a kind of blissful experience in the shadow of mighty mountains.

So, go there, be a part of the society for while enjoying the warm welcome by locals.

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