Torgya Festival in Tawang
Torgya is a monastic festival held every year for three days in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. The rituals include sacred dance performances by monks in bright robes and mask at the monastery's courtyard. The dance is choreographed to the music of beating drum and cymbals, blowing of huge telescopic horns and clarinets.
Starting from 28th day of the eleventh month of the lunar calendar, which generally falls in the last part of January, the festival is celebrated by Monpa community. The festival is observed to drive off evil forces and to ward off any natural calamity. The festival is attended by thousands of people every year.