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Buddhist Chanting of Ladakh: recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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In the monasteries and villages of the Ladakh region of India, Buddhist lamas (priests) chant sacred texts representing the spirit, philosophy and teachings of the Buddha. The monks wear ritual clothing and use hand gestures and various musical instruments while praying for the spiritual and moral well-being of the people, for purification and peace of mind, to appease the wrath of evil spirits or to invoke the blessing of various Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, deities and rinpoches. Acolytes learn under the rigorous supervision of senior monks.

on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature

Place/region: Himalayan region, Ladakh, Kashmir, India, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2012 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Bappa Ray
Publisher: Central Institute of Buddhist Studies
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Rights: Central Institute of Buddhist Studies

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