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.
Smiling Buddha, a manifestation of Buddhha, and his associates await their young disciples.
One of young disciples of the Smiling Buddha enters the stage.
Young disciples relish apricots served by their master.
The disciples huddle around their master to listen what he has to say.
The master and the associates await the disciples who are preparing for a playful dance.
The young disciples ignoring the stone under their feet and scorching sun over their heads shake their bodies and smile.
Sporty moves by the disciples during the dance
The disciples thank and take leave of the audience.
More mudras (hand gestures) symbolizing different things
The disciples walk around the religious structure which witnessed each and every performance of the festival.
The disciples seek forgiveness for mischief.
Is it not cheerful?
I am sure you cannot escape the infectious smile.