Buddha Mahotsava kicks off in Arunachal Pradesh

Posted on:08 Nov 2016 09:51:38

Buddha Mahotsava kicks off in Arunachal Pradesh
08 November 2016 Current Affairs GK: Buddha Mahotsava celebration in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh began with vibrant cultural display from Monpa, Sajolang(Miji) Aka, Sartang, Bugun and Sherdukpen tribes of the region at Buddha Park, Bomdila.

The unique cultural display from each tribe mesmerized the crowd and filled the air with joy.

Organised by the District Administration of West Kameng, Buddha Mahotsava is a three-day Buddhist festival (November 4-6) held in Bomdila, West Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh to promote tourism in the state.

The festival commemorates the life and teachings of Lord Gautama Buddha.

Hundreds of Buddhist monks playing cymbals and drums are present at the festival.

Dancers in traditional attire take the centre stage amidst chanting and drum beating and demonstrated various facets of Arunachal Pradesh's dance and music.

The festival brings out the Buddhist influence on the life of the people in Arunachal Pradesh.

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