Ladakh Festival- Showcase of Indian Culture & Performing Arts

By : IIP Foundation

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Regional dance, folk singing, traditional music, colorful traditional Ladakhi dresses are the few phenomenal scenes of Ladakh Festival. The Festival which is organized by Jammu and Kashmir Tourism providing a platform for many performing arts to showcase various aspects of Indian tradition and culture.

The Ladakh festival is celebrated in winter season to create a vibrant atmosphere to lazy winters of Ladakh in the month of September. Artists from all over India participate in this colorful and vivacious fest sprinkling the glitter of folk dances, music, theatre, sport competition followed by the carnival parade depicting the rich culture of Ladakh. Around one to two weeks of celebration is enjoyed in different villages of the state which includes masked dance, archery, polo, musical concerts and all. Ladakh festival includes the dance dramas ‘Chhams’ performed by Lamas wearing vibrant clothes and formidable masks, considering the ritual to offer to the holy deities of the monasteries. Handicraft items from across the state are appreciated by tourists and participants.

Ladakh festival is basically a sports and cultural party starts with dances on the conventional music and end up with the parade fulfilling the motto which is to promote the regional arts and culture of Ladakh. Women of this particular region participate in this festival attracting the visitor’s mind walking in a line to give a complete carnival feel. The golden mountains with sun rays and chilly wind of winters are magnified with the Ladakh festival and making this a perfect location for the tourists in this season.

The festival also provides an opportunity to see all the murals, images and idols to the visitors which are hidden behind veils in normal season. Ladakh festival are to bright up the dull winters with its vibrant celebration showcasing Indian rich culture and beauty.

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Posted on Feb 27, 2017