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Traditional mask dance marks Buddhist festival in northern India

Published: January 4, 2019

STORY: Thousands of people from across India congregated at the Spituk monastery in northern Leh city to see colourful traditional dance performances and celebrate a two-day monastic festival on Thursday (January 03).

The ‘Spituk Gustor’ festival saw mask dance performances by monks who sported various veils including that of religious deities and animals representing the guardians and protectors. The festival marks the victory of good over evil.

A tourist Bageshree said the festival was beautiful and it made her feel good.

Monks of several monasteries, including Stok, Sankar, Saboo and Spituk, gather at the Spituk monastery every year to participate in the festival with the aim of promoting promote peace and prosperity. The festival ends with the symbolic termination of evils.




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