Phyang Tsedup Festival
Phyang is one of the two ancient Monasteries in Dringungpa near Leh (Ladakh). Here the Phyang Tsedup Festival is held during July-August. During the festival men throng in the Monastery dressed in colorful costumes and also wearing a smile on their faces.
Dance drama forms the core ceremony of the Phyang Tsedup festival, apart from the worship of the Thankha of Jigten Gombo. The Buddhist Lamas dress up in colorful costumes and play the various characters of the dance drama.
The Lamas perform the dance drama wearing masks. An exhibition is also held during the two day festival of the Phyang Tsedup.