Kumbh Mela of Himalayas Begins

“Kumbh Mela of the Himalayas” that happens once in 12 years has begun in Ladakh’s biggest monastery, Hemis, to commemorate the millennial birth anniversary of the scholar saint Naropa.

The month-long mega congregation, also known as Naropa festival, started with spiritual leader Gyalwang Drukpa’s grand welcome.

Drukpa is the spiritual head of the Buddhist Drukpa Lineage based in the Himalayas.

Revered as the reincarnation of Naropa, Drukpa leader donned the six bone secret ornaments of the scholar-saint at the Naro palace to grant the Grand Chakrasamvara Empowerment.

Six ornaments includes crown, earrings, necklace, seralkha, bangle and anklet. It represents the inner spirituality developed qualities.