Oct 14

Deskit Gustor Festival

  • Venue:

    Diskit Monastery

  • Start Date:

    14th October 2021

  • End Date:

    15th October 2021

Event Details

Founded by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong-kha-pa, Diskit Monastery is the largest and the oldest surviving monastery in Nubra Valley. Overlooking the valley and Shayok River, the monastery stands atop a hill. The Deskit Gompa or Diskit Gompa belongs to the Yellow Hat (Gelugpa) sect of Tibetan Buddhism and is known for Diskit Gustor in Leh Ladakh.

Highlights of Diskit Gustor festival

The Diskit Gustor Festival brings life to the Diskit Monastery. The fiesta is celebrated for two days. The major highlight of the Diskit Gustor festival of Ladakh is that it marks the victory of good over the evil. Burning of the effigy of the evils and their symbolic assassination concludes the festival.
Witness the Lamas performing Chaam Dance, a dance performance by wearing sacred masks accompanied by music. Various musical instruments like cymbals, drums and long horns etc. play soul soothing rhythms which takes you to a different world altogether.

Festival dates for 2020

The Diskit Gustor festival will be taking place in 2021 at Ladakh from 14th October to 15th October.

Culture Significance of the Festival

The Diskit Gustor in Leh Ladakh is celebrated to mark the victory of the good over the evil. 

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