May 20

Saka Dawa Festival

  • Venue:

    All over Ladakh

  • Start Date:

    20th May 2016

  • End Date:

    20th May 2016

Event Details

The Saga Dawa festival is celebrated on the 4th  month of the Tibetan calendar. It is the most revered day for Buddhist followers as on this full moon of this month, the Buddha was born, attained enlightenment and then parinirvana. On this very day, every year, the lamas of nearby monasteries change the Tarboche flag pole, that is located at the South of the mountain, Kailash Kora. It is believed that if after the pole is changed, it does not stand erect, it is not auspicious by Tibetans. The festival is celebrated all over Ladakh.


Festivals in Ladakh