More than 5 million people visit Naropa festival in Ladakh

Leh: As per the information given by the organisers more than five million people visited the week-long celebrations of the Naropa festival in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Celebrations took place to mark the 1,000th birth anniversary of great Indian saint Naropa in the 17th century Hemis Monastery.

The festival got accomplished previous week subsequent to which, Gyalwang Drukpa, the current spiritual head of the 1,000-year-old Drukpa Order based in the Himalayas, is undertaking a 10-day long eco “padyatra” or pilgrimage on foot, an official statement of the Order said.

Naropa festival is aptly called ‘Kumbh of the Himalayas’ and is celebrated once every 12 years.

Naropa festival witnessed a diversity of cultural performances and fashion shows by Ladakhi students, an archery competition and performances by renowned Bollywood singers.