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Losar Festival celebrated in Ladakh

The traditional festival of Losar was celebrated in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir to mark the beginning of New Year in this Himalayan region. The 10 day long festival began with illumination of religious and residential places and by visiting monasteries for prayer.

Losar festival

The Losar festival marks the beginning of New year in Ladakh and Tibet region and falls in December. Losar is Tibetan word for ‘new year’. It is considered to be the most important festival of the region. It is an important social and religious celebration in Ladakh. Ladakhi Buddhists make religious offering before their deities in the domestic shrines or in the Gompas.

A medley of cultural events, ancient rituals and also traditional performances are performed during this festival. There is blaring music events accompanied with dancing and celebration, dinner with relatives. Houses are decorated with good luck signs. Prayer flags are hoisted in important religious places to welcome the new year.

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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

  • Following the old 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 including guthuk, the soup with nine ingredients, khura are being served.
  • People visit each other for exchange of Losar greetings. On third day of the festival is people wait for the night to see the first moon of the New Year

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

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