Photos: Buddhists celebrate Naropa festival in Leh

Updated: 26 September, 2016 14:55 IST
  • Photos: Buddhists celebrate Naropa festival in Leh
    Hundreds of thousands of villagers, monks and tourists flocked to India's mountainous region of Ladakh for a Buddhist celebration held once in 12 years, popularly known as the 'Kumbh Mela of the Himalayas. All pics/AFP
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    The head of the Drukpa Lineage, Gyalwang Drupa, wearing sacred six-bone ornaments, gestures to media during the Naropa festival.
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    An image well captured of a Buddhist devotee
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    A performer dances during an event at the Naro palace during the Naropa festival.
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    Dancers at the festival
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    A Buddhist devotee prays during the Naropa festival.
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    A Buddhist monk walks through the Naro palace
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    Performers wait to dance during the Naropa festival
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Naropa festival, popularly known as the 'Kumbh Mela of the Himalaya' was celebrated in Leh. Here are some pictures of the Buddhist gathering

First Published: 19 September, 2016 20:35 IST