This is the time when the summer knocks at the door of Ladakh and the wait of Ladakhi people gets over to celebrate their largest festival Hemis. It is celebrated in the courtyard of Hemis Monastery, it holds a two-day celebration in honour of their Guru. People of Ladakh believe that he was a reincarnation of Lord Buddha. He fought with demons for the people of Ladakh and showed them the path of spirituality. Many International and National tourists gather here at the beginning of June to celebrate the Hemis festival.
All About the Hemis Festival
This festival is organized by the head of Lama. The local people are dressed up in their finest traditional outfit for the festival celebration. The Lamas perform a sacred masked dance known as Chaam. Mask dancers perform their dance along with musical instruments like drums, longhand cymbals. These performances portray the victory of good over evil. The display of beautiful handicrafts of Ladakh is another highlight of the festival.