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Ladakh Culture

Ladakh Culture tradition

Ladakh is a land like no other, as its Historical locale, Art, Rich Ladakh culture, Colorful people reflects. Ladakh has been a vital trade route connecting the Mediterranean to China. Traders came from Tibet in the east, Kullu in the south, Muslims from Balti valley in west and caravans from Central Asia in the north.

Ladakh has been to develop and inherit a rich

Ladakh culture tradition

, which survives even today as a living heritage to the western Himalayas. This heritage finds appearance in the regions monuments, monasteries, art and oral literature, fairs and festivals and in the time pleased tradition of collective celebrations of various events. Among the many Ladakh social and Ladakh culture events, the annual festival held in monasteries make up the most vital part of the regions living heritage of Ladakh culture. The colorful Gompas are one of the main source of attraction for the tourist visiting ladakh. Festivals provide the people a chance for socializing, trading and general entertainment.

Ladakh has been a place of attraction for travelers from diverse corners interested in Culture & Adventure mainly besides other attracting places, brackish Pangong lake, Tsokar lake, Tsomoriri lake, Khardongla Pass 5600m. Nubra Valley.

Religion of Ladakh

The inhabitants of Ladakh are different from other parts of India. The faces and physique of Ladakhis, and the clothes they wear are more akin to those of Tibet and central Asia. In eastern and central Ladakh, todays population seems to be mostly of Tibetan origin. Further west, in and around Kargil, there is much in the peoples appearance that suggests a mixed origin. The Ladakhi people are a welcoming, smiling, hardy lot, friendly and open.

Religion Of Ladakh

About religion of Ladakh, Buddhism reached Tibet from India by means of Ladakh, and there are ancient Buddhist rock engravings all over the region, even in areas like Drass and the lower Suru Valley which today are inhabited by an wholly Muslim population.

Islam came from the west. A peaceful penetration, its success was guaranteed by the early change of the sub-rulers of Dras, Kargil and the Suru Valley.

Education In Ladakh

Of the secular culture, about education in Ladakh, the most important element is the rich oral literature of songs and poems for every occasion, as well as local versions of the Kesar Saga, the Tibetan national epic. This literature is common to both Muslims & Buddhists. Among the many social and cultural events of Ladakh, the annual festivals held in the Buddhist monasteries make up the most important part of the regions living heritage in ladakh culture tradition. The architecture of Ladakh contains Tibetan and Indian influences, and reflects a deeply Buddhist approach. The Buddhist wheel, along with two dragons, is a common feature on every Gompa. The Charten have four-sided walls in Ladakh, as opposed to round walls in parts of Tibet. Many of the houses and monasteries are built on lofty, sunny sites facing the south, and are often made out a mix of rocks, wood, cement and earth.

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