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Sindhu Darshan Festival

(Last Updated 09 Nov, 2022)

  • Dates :

    23/06/2023 - 26/06/2023

  • Location :

    All Over Ladakh

The Sindhu Darshan Festival is an extraordinary, colorful, and attractive fiesta celeberated in Ladakh. And it is highly reputed for its vibrancy and splendor and is well known as the pride of Kashmir. Sindhu Darshan Festival is celebrated in the Ladakh region amidst extensive pomp and gaiety. Leh is the locale for the celebration of the Sindhu Darshan Festival, and this is a carnival for paying homage to the River Indus, whose local name is Sindhu.

It is said that India derived its name from this particular River. The term Sindhu Darshan in Hindi means the Witnessing of the River Sindhu. A single glance at the River Sindhu is supposed to be most fortunate and beneficial. So, all around the year, people throng the Ladakh region to see the majestic River rippling down the valley gracefully. You can contact our tour experts to plan your Ladakh trip. We provide tailor-made tour packages of Ladakh that you can modify according to your needs. 

Description of the Sindhu Darshan:

Sindhu Darshan Festival consists of a holy dip into the sacred River. During this festival, men and women wear their best costumes and pay homage to the Mighty River for her blessings. The river itself is considered God, and people offer flowers and fruits to worship this Great River. 

The River Indus is said to be the largest River in India. It derives its origin from the South Western part of Tibet and enters the Indian Peninsula through Ladakh or Leh. This River has also been mentioned in the Indian Chronicle, like the Veda.

The name Sindhu was initiated from the Sanskrit language. Therefore, the Sindhu Darshan is a spectacular event that comprises a series of spiritual processes to sanctify the soul. After a holy bath, men stand in the River. The male members offer Tarpan (which is to offer homage to the forefathers) in the memory of their forefathers.

It is a way of offering water to the soul of the dead. There is an age-old belief that doing this act on the River Indus would permanently release the soul from the clutches of worldly bonds.

The importance and magnificence of the River become more conspicuous while we go through the ancient Indian Texts and Manuscripts. Then finally, there is a comprehensive reference to this mighty River. The Sindhu Darshan is thus a fortunate event that is possible only by the lucky people. While visiting the River, one can encounter several Buddhist Stupas on the banks. Lord Buddha once offered his visit to this riverbank and his fellow beggars. So, this is a potential place for Buddhists as well.

Time for the celebration of the Sindhu Darshan

This year, Sindhu Darhan will be held on and from 12th June to 14th June.

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  • Adults
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    ( Ages 2–12 )