The Hermis Festival is celebrated in month of June to July every year in Leh. The hills of Leh Ladakh offers perfect lights and sounds to celebrate the vibrant Buddhist dance festival.
Hemis Gompa, the largest monastery of Ladakh is the site of the famous annual festival Hemis which commemorates the birth of Guru Padamasambhava. It has been long believed that Padmasambhava was the founder of Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. But a testimony to the relevance history of this colorful festival indicates that the monastery where the festival takes place is old about 300 years and is the largest and richest monastery in Ladakh.
Although Buddhism is relatively known for its delicate exhibition of faith, for indiscretion in the teachings spiritual and general resemblance of peace, this individual Buddhist ceremony is celebrated with much pomp, color and euphoria. This is one of those rare Buddhist extravagant aspects that bring a lot of excitement to visitors worldwide.
Mask Dance Festival
The masked dance happens to be the biggest attraction of the festival demonstrated by the lamas. Heavy and colorful costumes and masks are worn by lamas to make the event more interesting and enjoyable. The dramatic movement of lamas leads to an atmosphere of clear contest between the forces of good and evil. The cheerful music, the rhythmic sound of cymbals, trumpets and drums add life to the event. The picturesque location of Leh offers a unique pleasure to the travelers.
Plan your trip to Leh during the month of June-July and take part in one of the less known Buddhist festival and become familiar with the beautiful culture and celebration. This is a best way to know their culture and appreciate the beauty is every small things.