How celebrate Galdan Namchot?
When celebrate Galdan Namchot?
How to reach Galdan Namchot?
Dec 2nd, 2008 04:12
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Celebrated in : Ladakh, JK
Religion : Buddhism
In the month of : I December
Indian fairs and festivals have throughout the time attracted tourists.
The fairs and festivals in India at every state in India are celebrated
with equal gusto. Plan your journey to India during the colorful and
happening fairs and festivals in Jammu and Kashmir.
Galdan Namchot heralds the beginning of the New Year celebrations which
continue till the festival of Dosmoche. It celebrates the birthday and
Buddhahood of Tsongkhapa, the Tibetan saint-scholar who founded the
Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism during the 14th century. The Gelukpa
School later developed as the dominant monastic order in Central Tibet.
# Celebrated for two days
# It is customary to prepare various varieties of the traditional dish,
Thukpa', in every home.
# Friends and relatives visit each other to mark celebration of the
# The festivities include illumination of all monastic, public and
residential buildings throughout Ladakh. Season:
Galdan Namchot is held during the month of December.
How to Reach Kashmir
By Air: Indian Airlines operate regular daily flights to Srinagar from
Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu.
By Rail:The nearest railhead for Srinagar is Jammu Tawi (305 kms) where
trains arrive from all the major cities.
By Road: National Highway 1-A, connecting Srinagar with Jammu, is a
good, all-weather road with several sharp inclines and hairpin bends.
It is best to visit Jammu and Kashmir during the Galdan Namchot, the New