There are trips, and then there are trips of a lifetime. If you are looking for a life-altering experience instead of just a simple vacation, the Tibet Saga Dawa Festival 2019 is the place to be. Pilgrims from around the globe make their way to the base of Mt. Kailash to join in harmony and celebrate this significant Buddhist festival. They come together to foster peace and goodwill both in human nature and in all creatures everywhere.
What the Saga Dawa Festival Celebrates
The festival is held to commemorate and worship the life of the Buddha. It celebrates the three most vital parts of his life: his birth, nirvana, and his death. Literally meaning “Fourth Month,” the Saga Dawa is an event celebrated in the fourth Tibetan month, throughout the entire month. It is considered one of the most religious ceremonies in Tibet.
The Buddha is said to have asked one of his followers not to adore him with mere lights, incense, and flowers. Rather, after his death, he hoped his followers would adhere to his teaching of being kind, compassionate, and loving in life. This is why during the festival, many of the attendees hand out alms asking the crowds of people to be peaceful and not to kill animals.
How the Festival Is Celebrated
Saga Dawa is known as the “month of merits.” During this time, it is believed that the effects of positive and negative actions are multiplied. So observers perform meritorious acts, such as making pilgrimages to sacred places. During the festival, pilgrims make their way to Lhasa and visit the monasteries while taking part in a walk through the Lingkhor path. If you are lucky enough to experience the festival, you can also have lunch in the Dzongyab Lukhang Park. In this beautiful location, you can look out at the many Buddhist followers who have traveled a long way to look out over the mountain and commune with other people from across the world.
Colorful flags and ceremonial garb adorn the festival with something happening from sun up to sun down. Each year, a new prayer flagpole is erected at Mt Kailash during the festival. Once the flagpole reaches 25 meters, people throw ground barley powder to bring themselves good luck. Then some in attendance will begin their “kora,” or their sacred hike around Mt Kailash. Others will instead make 13 circles around the flagpole, the equivalent to one kora.
Tibet is deeply seeded with rich history and traditions. One of the greatest of them is the Saga Dawa Festival at Mt. Kailash （Video）. If you are looking for a religious experience like no other on earth, consider taking a trip to the Tibet Saga Dawa Festival 2019. It is a sight to behold that will never be forgotten. Visit Tibet Saga Dawa Festival 2019 to plan your trip.
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I heard that a new road had been opened in June this year to Mt Kailash. I am interested in a 20 day package to Mt Kailash , Mansa rover in October 2020. I am convinced of the new road, pictures showed that we can reach Mt Kailash by jeep. I ask coz my husband is a triple by pass heart patient, he wont b able to trek. please reply with cost and Inf. Regards
Dear Ms. Pa***,
Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. At present we do not set any date in Oct 2020, and we can set any date based on yours, and if possible I hope you can come in next half of Oct as all the cost would be cheaper and less people there.
There is environment bus in Kailash, and people can take about 10 km with bus taking, but after that, no vehicle will be available during the trekking, so if your husband cannot take trekking, he has to rest in hotel with our driver and wait all of you come back. And also there is horse hire, people can hire a horse to ride, but as the road off mountain, because it is quite cliffy, so people are not allowed to ride a horse and need to take foot on own. And also the highest mountain pass will be around 5300meters high. So better for him to rest in hotel. But we will visit the holy lake without problem. I will send you more details by email, please check it there, best regards.
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