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Sangken Festival in Arunachal Pradesh

(Last Updated 11 May, 2022)

  • Dates :

    13/04/2023 - 15/04/2023

  • Location :

    Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh is the best place to witness various tribes with different customs and ethnicities. And Sangken Festival is one of the important festivals celebrated by Khamtis, one of the oldest tribes of the Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh. The district is located in the plains of Arunachal Pradesh. The festival is a Buddhist festival celebrated with respect where Buddha is worshiped for humanity's welfare.

Description of Sangken Festival

Sangken festival is celebrated among all the natives of Arunachal Pradesh. Buddhists and people from other religious backgrounds 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 provided a bath ceremoniously. During the celebration, the locals make homemade sweets and distribute them. The exchange of gifts is also a common trait of the festival.

The festival's main attraction is splashing clean water, which is the symbol of peace and purity. Then, the images of Buddha are taken out after the ceremonial bath. Drums and enjoyment accompany the procession. This holy bath of Lord Buddha is an auspicious event in Arunachal Pradesh. The images are taken back to their original place on the final day. The ceremony ends on a satisfying note amidst prayers of a happy and prosperous new year.

When Sangken Festival is Celebrated

Sangken Festival is celebrated in April when the natives welcome the New Year with splendor and magnificence. According to the locals, the New Year is included with warmth and affection. People from Lohit District and other districts also celebrate the festival. The involvement and participation of the people show the depth and importance of the occasion among the people of Arunachal Pradesh.

You can plan your vacation in this state to be a part of such festivals through our tour packages. So contact our tour experts now and plan a holiday that will give lifetime memories. 

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