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Held Once Every 12 Years, Naropa Festival Witnesses Attendance Of Devotees, Monks And Tourists

Lifestyle | News18.com | September 19, 2016, 6:16 pm
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Several monks, devotees and tourists visited the Ladakh region to attend a rare Buddhist festival – the Naropa Festival.

Several monks, devotees and tourists visited the Ladakh region to attend a rare Buddhist festival – the Naropa Festival.

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The festival witnesses attendance of several Buddhists, particularly those who belong to Drukpa branch – conventionally practised in Ladakh and Bhutan.

The festival witnesses attendance of several Buddhists, particularly those who belong to Drukpa branch – conventionally practised in Ladakh and Bhutan.

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Local artists play drums during the festival.  This performance is called Larna.

Local artists play drums during the festival. This performance is called Larna.

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Ladakhi women dressed in their traditional outfit are ready to perform Shondol dance at the festival.

Ladakhi women dressed in their traditional outfit are ready to perform Shondol dance at the festival.

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Several locals also turned up for the much-awaited festival.

Several locals also turned up for the much-awaited festival.

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Monks at the teaching of His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa at Naropa Palace.

Monks at the teaching of His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa at Naropa Palace.

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While women were clicked while waiting for their performance, one was captured as she spoke on the phone.

While women were clicked while waiting for their performance, one was captured as she spoke on the phone.

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Monks take time time out to enjoy the view.

Monks take time time out to enjoy the view.

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Several performers/artists from Nepal also performed at the festival.

Several performers/artists from Nepal also performed at the festival.

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Dragon dance being preformed by the Kung Fu Nuns.

Dragon dance being preformed by the Kung Fu Nuns.