61 moments and moods from Padamasambhava dance drama performed during Hemis Festival (Part 2 of 3)


A musician from Guru Padmavajra entourage at Hemis Monastery in Ladakh

A masked-man carries a copper drum which is played by another person.


Sixteen (16) dakinis at Hemis Monastery in Ladakh


Sixteen (16) dakinis occupied their seats near the sacred pole overlooking the guru.


Dakinis, female deities of Buddhism, at Hemis Monastery in Ladakh

Dakinis, female deities of Buddhism


Four heroes from Hemis Monastery in Ladakh


Four heroes wearing blue, green, and yellow masks enter the arena. They wear turbans decorated with a flag. They sing praises of the body, the mind, and the speech of Guru Padamasambhava in front of the entourage.


A blue-masked hero at Hemis Monastery in Ladakh

The blue-masked hero holds a damru and bell.

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