New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): A once-in-12-years festival of Buddhist spirituality, culture and tradition commenced on September 16 at the Hemis monastery of Drukpa lineage in Ladakh region of India, concluded on September 22. Hundreds of thousands of monks, devotees and tourists flocked to India’s remote Ladakh region for a rare Buddhist festival, dubbed as the “Kumbh Mela of the Himalayas”. Speaking on the auspicious occasion, His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa addressed the audience and focused on spreading peace in the world. Dancers in bright, silk costumes and striking headgear made the festival more memorable. On the conclusion of the festivities, Gyalwang Drukpa will lead thousands of monks, nuns and volunteers on a 10-day-long “eco padyatra”, or walk, to the interiors of Ladakh to create awareness about the hazards of non-biodegradable waste.
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