Best Tibetan Festival

 

            Best Tibetan Festival

Shoton is one of the most famous and renowned Tibetan traditional festival in Tibet. Shoton literally mean Yogurt in Tibetan Language. Conscious Journeys  give a best  Tibet tour packages to enjoy shoton festival in Tibet.  

The festival is dates back in 11th century and it’s a monastic ritual then. Dozens of monks are on retreat for numbers of days and monks are prohibited from killing and going out. Local people would donate yogurt to the monks after the completion of fast. 5th Dalai Lama has introduced Tibetan Opera performance to the Shoton festival and Norbulingka is as the official venue of the annual festival.

Stories or legends of Shoton

There are many opera which portraits many ancients stories of our common people and one of the most renown story of shoton is Sangsa Woebum and people loves it. There are many stories performed by the professional performers each year based on historical stories but one the most popular story is Sangsa Woebum. A mystery story with happy ending preaching moral values to the people.  

 

 

The event is taking place the capital city of Lhasa, Tibetan Autonomous regions. Lhasa in Tibetan means place of Gods. Its an important annual Tibetan festival which is also called as yogurt festival. Shoton Festival is also one of the most classic festival representing Tibetan culture. Opera is a combinations of dancers, chiants, songs and masks. Professional opera performers will practice the story more than a months and they try their best to show the essence the importance of the Tibetan culture while entertaining the audience. And it had been exclusively a religious observance.

 

Shoton Festival is  back in 16th century and it’s a monastic ritual then. Dozens of monks are on retreat for numbers of days and monks are prohibited from killing and going out. Local people would donate yogurt to the monks after the completion of fast. 5th Dalai Lama has introduced Tibetan Opera performance to the Shoton Festival and Norbulingka is as the official venue of the annual festival. You can enjoy Shoton Festival with conscious Journey .

 

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