A visit to Ladakh's Hemis festival is much-warranted thanks to all the bright colors and soothing sounds amongst the stark landscape. Another one of Hemis' most wonderful festivals is the Naropa Festival which happens later this year.
What happens at the Naropa festival?
It all begins with the sacred six bone ornaments been taken to the Naro Palace from the most renowned Hemis monastery in a grand traditional procession. The resonant sounding of the gongs, drums, flutes and the sight of His Holiness and Drukpa leaders walking downhill in traditional attires is simply mesmerizing. On reaching the Naro palace His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa hoisted the Naropa flag and officially declared the auspicious festival open. The very enthralled devotees eagerly witnessed His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa donning the Six bone Ornaments Of Naropa and initiation of Chakrasambra to them as a part of the tradition. The spirituality of the place is something that you need to experience to believe.