Feb 12, 2018

Two whole days

Leh and Likir Gustor

Dosmochey is celebrated in Leh at Leh Palace, Liker Monastery down west of Leh town and Deskit monastery in Nubra Valley. This festival celebrated for two days in the courtyards of the Leh palace. The monks from different monasteries gather to perform the Chams every year.

Feb 23, 2018

Two Whole days

Stok Guru Tsechu

Stok Palace and monastery is located across the river Indus in left bank. Stok Palace and Monastery is a subsidiary of Spitok and both were founded by the same lama, Nawang Lotus, during the reign of King Takpa Bumlde. Stok belongs to the yellow-hat sect of Buddhism and currently has about 20 lamas living there. The oldest parts of the gompa are some 550 years old though the main Dukhang is only about 50 years old. Stok Guru Tsechu is the main festival of Stok monastery. It is celebrated on the ninth and tenth day of the first month of Tibetan calendar. It comes one week prior to Matho Naranng festival of Matho Monastery. Prayers, dance (Cham by Lamas), music and food are part of celebration but unlike other monasteries, prayer services are led by common people.

Feb 28, 2018

Two whole days

Matho Nagstrang

The annual festival of the two oracles takes place around the Buddhist new year, usually in the first half of March. All Lamas ( Monk ) purify themselves with months of fasting and meditation to make themselves tranced. While in this trance state they answer questions about the prospects for Matho and Ladakh for the coming year as well as personal questions put to them by individuals. 

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