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Arunachal Pradesh: Sangken Festival

13/04/2019 - 15/04/2019 All day
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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.

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