Losar Festival | UPSC Daily Current Affairs 2023

👉It consists of the offering of prayers, dances, and songs in the honor of Ibex and the pilgrimage of Mount Kailash.

👉Losar is the Tibetan word for ‘new year’.

👉Ladakhi Buddhists make a religious offering before their deities in the domestic shrines or in the Gompas.

👉It was developed in the pre-Buddhist era, during the 4th century AD.

👉The Bon religion (indigenous religious tradition of Tibet) practices the burning of incense.

👉When Lord Buddha arrived in Tibet, this ritual was combined with the harvest celebration, and the Losar festival was born.

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