61 moments and moods from Padamasambhava dance drama performed during Hemis Festival (Part 1 of 3)

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Guru Padmavajra and the entourage, Hemis Festival, Ladakh

 

Guru Padmavajra and his entourage in the performance arena within the Hemis Monastery

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Guru Padmavajra, the precious teacher, is the leading master of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalaya.

 

Guru Padmavajra, the precious teacher, is the leading master of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalaya. He defeated local deities and demons with the power of ritual dances.

The tantric teacher from India repackaged the earliest shamanic dances and created Buddhist versions. He introduced and promoted Buddhism into Tibet during 8th century.

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Sixteen (16) dakinis, Hemis Festival, Ladakh

 

Sixteen (16) dakinis enter the stage. Each dakini holds a damru and bell.

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Padamasambhava dance drama in Hemis Monastery, ladakh

 

The entourage walks around the arena and performs the rituals before each member takes the seat in the arena and the dance drama begins.

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Guru Padamasambhava and the entourage, Hemis Festival, Ladakh

 

The entourage of Guru Padamasambhava

2 Comments:

  1. Excellent pictures capturing dance moves…as if I was watching the festival live.

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