24th November 2019
25th November 2019
Chemday Wangchok Festival is celebrated in Chemrey Monastery which was erected by the great Buddhist guru Lama Taktsang Repa in Ladakh (44 km from Leh). This festival marks the victory of good over the evil. The 28th and 29th day of the ninth month of Tibetan calendar marks the beginning of this festival. This year it is falling on 24th-25th November 2019.
Drukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhists in Ladakh are the true devotees of this festival and celebrate it with great pomp and show. All the monks who have been meditating for a week, perform a signature ‘mask dance’ for these two days. Along with the mask dance, various worships are also conducted in the 365 years old monastery. The festivals commences with a Mandal Pooja on the second day. So hurry up and get ready for a Ladakh tour.
Running short of time but still want to attend this festival? Don’t panic! Just book packages for Ladakh by air and don’t miss the beginning of the festival.