Hemis Festival

Festival | Religious Festival

The Hemis Tse Chu is the largest and the most popular festival in Ladakh. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Guru Padmasambhava. The Hemis is celebrated on the 10th day (Tses- Chu) of the Tibetan lunar month.

The Hemis festival takes on an auspicious hue every 12 years in the Tibetan Year of the Monkey, when the two-storey high 'Thankga' depicting Padmasambhava is displayed (due to be displayed next in 2016). 

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