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Kagyed Dance

Kagyed Dance Sikkim Tourism

Kagyed dance, a customary dance festival, celebrated annually in Sikkim falls on the 28th and 29th day of the tenth month according to Tibetan calendar, which according to English calendar falls in the month of December. In the name of eight tantrik Gods and Goddesses commonly called Kagyed, lamas on these days perform dances and sing songs in different monasteries and offer prayers to them requesting these deities to save human beings from the tormenting evil spirits and to bless them for good health and fortune.

It is celebrated by Buddhists n Takes place in Monasteries, particulary at the Old Rumtek Monastery, Phodong Monastery and at the Tshuklakhang Palace n Kagyed Dance or Chaam is another Buddhist festival unique to Sikkim. The celebrations commence two days prior to the onset of Loosong. It is a major attraction of the festival as monks are elaborately dressed in traditional attires with ceremonial swords and masks swaying to the rhythm of echoing drums and trumpeting horns swiftly and gracefully in perfect coordination with 
their fellow dancers depicting narrativized tales from the Buddhist mythology, particularly the chronicles of Guru Padmasambhava and his powers. Not only is the Chaam a symbol of victory but it is also believed that those who witness it are supposedly blessed with good health and wealth. It eventually comes to a closure with the burning of effigies made with flour, wood and paper. A number of variants are performed on different festivals, with one thing remaining common in all i.e. the masks representing scores of human, deities and animal faces enacting an interesting story from Buddhist mythology.
space, which is also known as Bhoomi Puja or Chandi Puja. Sakewa Silior ceremonial dances are performed where dancers imitate the movements and sounds of birds, beasts and nature. It carries a cultural significance and depicts a unique charm of the community. 

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Phodong Monastery
Rumtek Monastery
Tshuklakhang Palace


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Month

December


Phodong Monastery

Rumtek Monastery

Tshuklakhang Palace