15th February 2019
17th February 2019
Apart from the enthralling adventures and impressive mountain boundaries in the North, Ladakh is also known for the festivals celebrated year. One of the important festivals amongst them is Stok Guru Tsechu Festival in Ladakh. As per Tibetan Calendar, it begins on the 9th and 10th day of the 1st month of the year. In 2019, it will start on 15th February and will be celebrated till 17th February. The current seat of the Ladakhi royals, which is about 20 km to the South of Leh, is the place of commencement of this festival.
The Buddhist community of Leh-Ladakh show an immense faith in this festival. Two oracles appear during the festival. They are usually the laymen from the same town. Monks prepare them by various means to receive the spirit of the deities. People of this area strongly believe the forecasts made by these oracles.
"Masked dances" make this Stok Guru Tsechu Festival worth watching. The priests of Spituk monastery in Ladakh perform these dance performances. This festival shows a striking contrast as compared to other festivals since local people are also involved in this. Plan a tour to Ladakh and enjoy the fun.