Spituk Gustor Festival observed in Ladakh

Spituk Gustor Festival observed in Ladakh

  • The annual Spituk Gustor Festival was observed in Ladakh on January 30 and 31, 2022, to celebrate the culture and traditional heritage of the Union Territory.
  • The main significance of the festival is to celebrate peace and prosperity in the coming Ladakhi New year. The festival is observed on the 11th month of the Tibetan lunar calendar every year.
  • The term Gustor literally means ‘Sacrifice’ in the Tibetan language.
  • The two-day festival is celebrated by various monasteries of the UT such as Thiksey, Spituk, Korzok and Karsha.
  • The festival is marked by different kinds of rituals, ceremonies, music & Cham Dance.
  • Cham Dance is a colourful mask dance performed by the monks of the Spituk monastry, located in Leh district, in their best robes depicting different deities.

Points to Remember:

  1. Spituk Gustor Festival is celebrated by which state/UT?
  2. Cham Dance is from which state/UT?

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