Kumbh Mela of the Himalayas begins in Leh

A grand spiritual gathering that happens once in 12 years and is referred to as the ‘Kumbh Mela of the Himalayas’ has begun in Ladakh’s biggest monastery, Hemis, to commemorate the millennial birth anniversary of the scholar saint Naropa.

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09:01 September 20, 2016
Buddhist devotees gather during the Naropa festival, popularly known as the 'Kumbh Mela of the Himalaya', a Buddhist gathering that takes place once every twelve years at Hemis village in Leh
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