A Tip to Enjoy Hemis Festival Performances

The Hemis Monastery presents multiple colorful performances during its two-day annual festival. Each performance is a complete story packed with messages. A brief preparatory pause separates some of the performances / chams.  Make use of these pauses. Take a break, nap… to enjoy each cham of the Hemis Festival. Have a look at these pictures to know what happens during these pauses.

 

Break after Hemis Festival Performance

July 7, 2014. Hemis Monastery, India. A nap before the Hemis Festival performance. The trumpets await to be blown and make monks dance on their tunes.

 

Short Breaks between Hemis Festival Performances

July 7, 2014. Hemis Monastery, Ladakh. A monk brings a thick carpet for musicians while preparing the stage for a performance at the monastery during Hemis Festival.

 

Preparing for Hemis Festival Performances

July 7, 2014. Hemis Monastery, Ladakh. A spectator takes a quick nap while monks prepare for a performance. Remember to bring gloves, scarves, sunscreens, or umbrellas because the sun scorches the skin.

 

Setting Stage for Hemis Festival Performances

July 7, 2014. Hemis Monastery, Ladakh. A monk brings a traditional drum while preparing the stage for a performance at the monastery during Hemis Festival.

 

Have a nice break during the holiday!

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