Tawang festival-Arunachal Pradesh

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News:Recently, Tawang Festival has been celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh.

Facts:

About Tawang Festival:

  • Tawang Festival is an annual festival of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It celebrates states rich cultural heritage and includes attractions like Buddhist religious functions, indigenous sports, traditional dances among others.
  • The festival starts with the religious tradition known as Sebang which is the process of monks of Tawang town moving to the festival spot in rallies from the Tawang monastery.
  • The major attractions of the festival are the Dance of Yak and the Aji-lhamu Dance.

Additional information:

About Tawang monastery:

  • Tawang monastery is located in Tawang city of Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It is the largest monastery in India and second largest in the world after the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.
  • The monastery belongs to the Gelug school of Mahayana Buddhism.
  • The Monastery is also known in Tibetan as Gaden Namgyal Lhatse, which translates to celestial paradise in a clear night.