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Jammu and Kashmir Places to see GALDAN NAMCHAT FESTIVAL

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Situated : Ladakh Region, (Jammu and Kashmir)

Month of the Festival : December

Jammu and Kashmir stays lively and vibrant throughout the year with zestful and colorful festivals giving them respite from the on going tensions of the militants and the hard living conditions.Ladakh that is located in Jammu and Kashmir is known for the monastic festivals and is on all around the year. The festivals are mainly dance dramas, which is performed by the Lamas who Dress in their colorful traditional suites with masks and robes, who perform according to the traditional aspect. One of the famous festival is Galdan Namchat Festival which is celebrated in Ladakh.It is celebrated to mark the birth of Tibetan saint scholar Tsongkhapa.The famous Gelukpa School of the 14th century that prophesied Tibetan Buddhism was founded by Tsongkhapa.This school became a dominant and an important part of the Tibetan Buddhism Teaching

This festival is like Diwali in Ladakh as all the residential and public buildings are lit up with colorful lights. This festival observes the beginning of the New Year and is on until the Dosmosche festival. On this joyful event, varieties of traditional dishes are made. Thukpa, the traditional dish is a must. People visit their families and friends, have a feast together and enjoy this colorful and bright festival.

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