Klöster und Feste

Lamayuru (Yuru Kabgyat) - Hemis Tsechu - Shashukul Gustor - Phyang Tsedup - Karsha Gustor - Korzok Gustor - Trak Tok Tsechu - Sani Nasryal - Diskit Gustor - Thikse Gustor - Chemre Angchok - Padum Gustor - Spituk Gustor - Likir ( Dosmoche) - Stok Guru Tsechu (Orakel) - Matho Nagrang (Oracles)

Samstag, 16. Juni 2012

Yuru Kabgyat Festival - Lamayuru, 16th+17th June 2012

The Yuru Kabgyat is a two day long festival which is held with tremendous zeal and enthusiasm at Lamayuru, located 127 kilometer from Leh.

It is a festival that is celebrated with tremendous pomp and enthusiasm. Colorfully dressed Buddhist Monks throng the Leh Valley and participate in the dance drama.

The Yuru Kabgyat dance consists of Chhams in which the Lamas dance in the form of circles with large colorful masks. This circular movement is often accompanied by drum beats, long pipes and cymbals. The masks are usually made from paper mache and there is also a thin coat of plaster enveloping it.

The main figures portrayed are the Yama or the Lord of Death and Padmasambhava or the second Buddha who is also known to be the God of Wealth. He is regarded as a protector of horses and animals including human race.

This dance drama concludes with sacrificial offerings ("throwing of torma & burning of sacrificial cakes").

So, if you haven't been in Lamayuru now, you just missed it for this year 2012.


Thomas Wilden

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