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BRAHMAPUTRA DARSHAN FESTIVAL

Brahmaputra Darshan Festival is a well-known event in Arunachal Pradesh. This festival takes place every third year at Roing. Brahmaputra is regarded as a masculine river in the north- eastern part of India. The river is worshipped as a God and it symbolizes harmony, peace and harvest of the country. Originating from Manas Sarovar, the river flows eastwards and gives life to the state. Arunachal Pradesh experiences the richness of the river in the form of crop and harvest. The river is popularly known as Siang among the locals. This river plays an important role in the economy and in the social life of Arunachal Pradesh. Brahmaputra Darshan Festival is a prominent festival in Arunachal Pradesh. People from different social strata take part in the festival and add significance to the festival.

DESCRIPTION OF BRAHMAPUTRA DARSHAN FESTIVAL

Brahmaputra Darshan Festival of Arunachal Pradesh starts with the worship of the river. Various cultural events like traditional dance, music and sports follow one after the other. There are other exhibitions like food festivals, local handicrafts, herbal medicines, boat race and river rafting. This festival enriches the experience of touring Arunachal Pradesh at such a time. This festival gives the tourists to enjoy various aspects of Arunachal Pradesh. The state gets a colorful tinge during the festival with the aura of celebration in the air.

TIME FOR CELEBRATION OF BRAHMAPUTRA DARSHAN FESTIVAL

Brahmaputra Darshan Festival of Arunachal Pradesh takes place from 28th to 31st January. The venue of the festival changes every year and this allows the tourist to explore a new part of Arunachal Pradesh. The Brahmaputra Darshan festival is organized by Lower Dibang Valley district.


LOSAR FESTIVAL

Location: Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.
Tawang is one of the most beautiful hill stations you can ever visit during your travel to India. It is also an important center for Buddhist learning, something that attracts people from all across the world. Speaking of the fairs and festivals in Tawang, this picturesque hill station celebrates a good numbers of events throughout the year. The Losar Festival is among the most important festivals celebrated in Tawang Arunachal Pradesh.

Losar is celebrated by the Monpas who are a majority in Tawang Arunachal Pradesh. Belonging to the Mongoloid stock, the Monpas are mainly into agriculture and animal husbandry. It must also be mentioned that Losar is the most important festival of the Monpas in Tawang Arunachal Pradesh.

Commemorating the advent of the new year, Losar is the occasion when the Monpas feast, drink and make merry. Relatives and friends get together and celebrate this festival in a very pompous manner. The festival of Losar falls in the end of February or early March and is celebrated for 8 - 15 days. Indeed, the joie-de-vivre that characterizes this festival is simply fascinating. Before the advent of the Losar festival in Tawang people can be seen cleaning their homes and discarding all unused and old items. It is believed that by doing so one can usher in good health, peace and prosperity to the house. You can also be a part of the Losar Festival during your visit to Tawang. Just get in touch with us today for details and well priced tour pacakges.

MONPA FESTIVAL
Type: Dance & Music.

Location: Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.
Festivals show the cultural heritage of any tribe or community. Arunachal Pradesh's festivals are true to its tradition. The unique festivals of Arunachal Pradesh offer the tourist a glimpse into the heart of this culturally beautiful land. A Monpa festival is a well-know event in the state. Monpa is a tribe in Arunachal Pradesh that still holds the old tribal tradition. The Monpas celebrate many festivals, each having either an agricultural or religious theme.

DESCRIPTION OF MONPA FESTIVAL

The Monpa festival associated with harvest is held to ask the favor of the gods on the health of their crop. The local tribes believe in their individual customs and perform rites to protect their land from any evil supernatural attack. The local deity is worshipped for the welfare of the society. This festival is a colorful event where the locals celebrate with their traditional music and dance. People of different ages and social backgrounds take part to make the festival a remarkable one. This festival is the best time to witness the local tribal traditions and customs.

Among other Monpa festivals which are celebrated with a lot of zeal is 'Losar', which is the New Year for the people of Arunachal Pradesh The locals welcome the New Year with age-old customs. 'Saga Dawa' is another festival of that is observed among the Monpa tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. It is a religious festival celebrated by the Buddhists of the state.

TIME FOR CELEBRATION OF MONPA FESTIVAL

The Monpa tribe follows lunar calendar. The Losar festival which is the main Monpa festival is celebrated on the first day of the New Year. The 'Saga Dawa' is celebrated in the 4th month of the lunar calendar.

SAGA DAWA

Arunachal Pradesh is blessed with a unique culture and tradition. Arunachal Pradesh with her scenic beauty attracts tourist to visit the land. In Arunachal Pradesh, the blend of various religious sects and ideologies can be seen. Buddhists and people from other religious backgrounds unite to form a new culture. Saga Dawa of Arunachal Pradesh is an important festival and this festival is celebrated by Buddhists of the state.

Description of Saga Dawa: Saga Dawa festival of Arunachal Pradesh is the main festival of Buddhist sects of the state. People who believe in Buddhism celebrate the day of Enlightenment. On this day it is believed that Lord Buddha has achieved Nirvana and so it is celebrated as an important day among the Buddhists. The devotees follow a procession that carries the holy book of Buddhism. From Tsuklakhang Monastery the procession goes round the city with the holy teachings of Lord Buddha. Apart from Saga Dawa there are other festivals like 'Losar', 'Reh festival' 'The Sanken Festival'. Losar is the New Year festival of Arunachal Pradesh. Apart from Buddhist sect, people from other religious sects make the land, 'a land of colors and festivals'. Arunachal Pradesh is the best place to witness diversity and unity at the same time.

TIME FOR CELEBRATION OF SAGA DAWA

Saga Dawa in Arunachal Pradesh takes place in the end of May or early June. The exact date depends on the local calendar and the full moon as the locals follow the lunar calendar in Arunachal Pradesh.


SANGKEN FESTIVAL

Arunachal Pradesh is the best place to witness various tribes with their different customs and ethnicity. The Sangken festival is celebrated by Khamtis, they are one of the oldest tribes of Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh. The district is located in the plains of Arunachal Pradesh. The festival is a Buddhist festival celebrated with respect where Buddha is worshipped for the welfare of the mankind.

DESCRIPTION OF SANGKEN FASTIVAL

Sangken festival is celebrated among all the natives of Arunachal Pradesh. Not only Buddhists, but people from other religious background take part to give a secular feel to the festival. The celebration takes place for three consecutive days when the images of Lord Buddha are given bath ceremoniously. During the celebration the locals make home made sweet and distribute them. The exchange of gifts is also a common trait of the festival.

The main attraction of the festival is splashing clean water, which is the symbol of peace and purity. The images of Buddha are taken out and after the ceremonial bath. The procession is accompanied by drums and enjoyment. This holy bath of lord Buddha is an auspicious event in Arunachal Pradesh. On the final day, the images are taken back to their original place. The ceremony ends on a satisfied note amidst prayers of a happy and prosperous new year.

TIME FOR CELEBRATION OF SANGKEN FESTIVAL

Sangken Festival is celebrated on 14th of April, when the natives welcome the New Year with splendor and magnificence. According to the locals the new year is welcomed with warmth and affection. Not only people from Lohit District but from other district also celebrate the festival. The involvement and participation of the people shows the depth and importance of the occasion among the people of Arunachal Pradesh.


TAMLADU FESTIVAL

Arunachal Pradesh is one of the seven sisters of north-eastern part of India. Arunachal Pradesh bears a rich variety of tribes who still holds the true heritage of the state. Tamladu Festival is one of the main festivals of the tribe Digaru Mishmis. The Digaru Mishmis are one of the ancient tribes of Arunachal Pradesh.

DASCRIPTION OF TAMLADU FESTIVAL

Tamladu Festival in Arunachal Pradesh is one of the ancient festivals of Arunachal Pradesh. The hills and valleys are the homeland of various tribes. These tribes still hold on to their conventional tradition and beliefs. Cultivation is the main livelihood of the hilly tribes. These tribes mainly depend on the agriculture and harvest and that make them to worship Nature.

Tamladu Festival is prayer that is offered to the God of Earth and the God of Water. The tribal people believe in nature worship and according to their belief, nature protects them from natural calamities. The supreme god of the tribe is Lord Jebmalu. Jebmalu is worshipped for the welfare of the people and crops and domestic animals.

TIME FOR CELEBRATION OF TAMLADU FESTIVAL

Tamladu festival is observed in Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh. The festival is celebrated on the 15th of February. The festival creates a wonderful ambience and invites everyone to take part in the occasion and make it magnificent one. Tamladu festival is one of the oldest festivals in Arunachal Pradesh. The tribal dance and the traditional customs make the festival more attractive towards the tourists as they get the opportunity to enjoy the old heritage of Arunachal Pradesh.

BOORI BOOT

This festival is the way to offer gratitude for successful harvest of the crops. It is a 3 days festival that is celebrated by the Hill-Miris in the Upper Subansiri and Lower Subansiri district in the month of February (4 – 6 Feb). Boori Boot means to get together irrespective of caste, creed, age and sex to celebrate the arrival of spring. Another aspect of this festival is that people pray to the spirit of Boori Boot so that it blesses them with prosperity and frees them from diseases. People from all over Arunachal Pradesh come to Upper and Lower Subansiri districts to be a part of this festival and zealously participate in all the activities organized during the fest. The high priest who is known as Nibu’ performs the rituals and conducts the sacrifice on behalf of the people.

TORGYA

Numerous festivals are celebrated in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India every year. Right from festivals with religious undertones to those entirely devoted to merry making, the festivals in Arunachal Pradesh display great variety and joie-de-vivre. Among the religious festivals of Arunachal Pradesh, the Torgya festival deserves special mention.

The festival of Torgya is celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh every year near the end of January. Mainly a monastic festival, Torgya is celebrated for three full days. Rich presence of color is one of the main features of the Torgya Festival of Arunachal Pradesh. It is indeed fascinating to watch the colorful dances that mark the occasion along with the gaiety displayed everywhere.

Speaking of the significance of the Torgya Festival of Arunachal Pradesh, it celebrates the destruction of negative forces and the ushering in of prosperity, peace and good will. It is also believed that the rituals performed during the Festival of Torgya help ward off natural calamities and other disasters.

As you travel to Arunachal Pradesh, do make it a point to be a part of the color and gaiety of the Torgya Festival.

NYOKUM

Nyokum is the festival of the Nyishi tribe and is celebrated for the harmony and prosperity of the people. Nyokum is celebrated on the 28th of February every year in East Kemang district, Lower Subansiri district, Kurung Kummey district and Papumpar district. The term Nyokum came from two words from the native dialect and can be broken as Nyok meaning Land and Kum meaning People. It is a 2-day festival in which the Nyishi tribe enjoys singing, dancing and gathering up. Men and women hold hands and form a circle to perform a traditional dance. The major rituals are performed by the high priest and prayers are offered to the spirits to bring tranquility and prosperity to each household.