Closing Cham of Hemis Festival: A Photo Story

The last cham of the Hemis Festival in Ladakh was entirely different from the previous chams, the mask dances loaded with philosophy, spirituality, and religion. The last cham, performed at the Hemis Monastery on July 8, 2014, showcased an interaction between Smiling Buddha and his young carefree disciples. Have a look at it yourself.

 

Photos from the last cham of Hemis Festival

Smiling Buddha, a manifestation of Buddhha, and his associates await their young disciples.

 

A photo story from the closing cham of Hemis Festival

One of young disciples of the Smiling Buddha enters the stage.

 

Pictures from the closing cham of Hemis Festival

Young disciples relish apricots served by their master.

 

Visuals from the last cham of Hemis Festival

The disciples huddle around their master to listen what he has to say.

 

The last Cham of Hemis Festival

The master and the associates await the disciples who are preparing for a playful dance.

 

Closing ceremony and the cham of Hemis Festival

The young disciples ignoring the stone under their feet and scorching sun over their heads shake their bodies and smile.

 

A cham of Hemis Festival focuses on Smiling Buddha.

Sporty moves by the disciples during the dance

 

Last day of Hemis Festival in Hemis village, India

The disciples thank and take leave of the audience.

 

The last performance of Hemis Festival in Ladakh

More mudras (hand gestures) symbolizing different things

 

Closing ceremony of Hemis Festival in Ladakh

The disciples walk around the religious structure which witnessed each and every performance of the festival.

 

A cham of Hemis Festival

The disciples seek forgiveness for mischief.

 

Is it not cheerful?
I am sure you cannot escape the infectious smile.

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