Sindhu Darshan Festival Dates 2012 - Leh (Not yet Confirmed)
Start Date : 1 june 2012
End Date : 3 june 2012
Venue : River Sindhu in Leh
City : Ladakh,India
Country : India
Category : Jammu & Kashmir
Live Performances by : Artists from different parts of India.
The Sindhu Darshan Festival, as the name says, is a celebration of River Sindhu, also known as the Indus. It is celebrated by the presence of a wide variety of cultural troupes from various corners of India. It is from the river Sindhu that India got its name. It is the cradle of Indian civilization. This ancient river is integral to our identity as a nation. The Sindhu Darshan Festival which takes place over three days every year is the perfect time to visit the remote regions of Leh and Ladakh.
Organized in Shey Manla, some 8 km from Leh, the festival begins with the Sindhu Yatra. The river Indus originates from the holy Mansarovar Lake and is considered a holy. So a journey to it is regarded as a sacred pilgrimage. The festival began in 1997 as an effort to promote national unity. Cultural troops from all over the country converge at Shey Manla for this three-day long festival. Traditional Ladakhi Buddhist prayer ceremonies inaugurate the Festival. A visit to the Ladakh and Zanskar region gompas is a must. The Namgyal Tsemo Shey Palace and the Stok Palace Museumare some of the must-see places in Ladakh.
Sindhu Darshan Festival is celebrated on the full moon day (Guru Poornima) in the month of June. It stretches on for three days. The main reason behind the celebration of Sindhu Darshan Festival is to endorse the Indus River (Sindhu River) as an icon of the communal harmony and unity of India. The festival is also a symbolic salutation to the courageous soldiers of the country, who endanger their life to save ours. Sindhu Darshan Festival was first time organized in the year 1997. It is from the river Sindhu that India got its name. It is the cradle of Indian civilization. This ancient river is integral to our identity as a nation. The Sindhu Darshan Festival which takes place over three days every year is the perfect time to visit the remote regions of Leh and Ladakh.
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