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Buddhist tribals in Ladakh and Arunachal's Tawang get into Losar spirit
The Losar spirit has caught up with Tibetan Buddhist tribals native to India in places like Leh and Ladakh in J&K and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.

Marking the beginning of a new year in Ladakh and Tawang, Losar is one of the most important festivals for followers of Tibetan Buddhism of India and marked with weeklong fair and festival.

Among Indian Tibetan Buddhist, Losar celebrations date back to the pre-Buddhist Bon era in Tibet. However, in the present times, Losar celebrations in Ladakh and Tawang start much ahead of the actual date of the festival.

In these re-celebrations, usually some sort of preparations that locals indulge in and attract tourists with musical and dance performances.

The monasteries, streets and homes have been cleaned up and places have been decorated to ward off evil and bring peace and prosperity.

In the monasteries, religious offerings to Goddess Palden Lhamo, continuing for nearly two weeks, Losar celebrations are filled with unique and colourful festivities. Both for the locals and visitors, the Losar festivities make it a lifetime experience.

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