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Losar festival beings in Ladakh region of J&K

The festival of Losar has begun in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir to mark the beginning of New Year in this Himalayan region.

10 day long festival began with illumination of religious and residential places and by visiting monasteries for prayer. Losar is Tibetan word for ‘new year’ and this festival is an important social and religious celebration in Ladakh.

Traditional Celebrations of festival

In India, Losar is also celebrated by Yolmo, Sherpa, Tamang, Gurung, and Bhutia communities residing in different regions in the country.