Losar festival beings in Ladakh
The festival of Losar has begun in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. 10 day long festival began with illumination of religious and residential places.
This festival marks the beginning of New Year in Ladakh and it is an important social and religious celebration in Ladakh. Losar is Tibetan word for ‘new year’.
Traditional Celebrations of festival:
- Following tradition, people from Ladakh visit graveyards of ancestor family members and pray for peace for the departed soul.
- Special food items during the festival are prepared to mark the occasion. People visit each other for exchange of Losar greetings.
In India, Losar is also celebrated by Yolmo, Sherpa, Tamang, Gurung, and Bhutia communities residing in different regions in the country.