Monday, July 3, 2017

Hemis Festival. Bringing Down Blessings.


The second dance is called Bringing Down Blessings which is performed by sixteen dancers wearing copper gilded masks.  They represent fairies that purify the place, the teaches and the disciples. Their function is to consecrate; to bring down blessings from higher beings.  Carrying a damaru (hand drum) in one hand and a bell in the other, the dance and chant to invocation mantra of Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche).

Here are the sixteen dancers performing Bringing Down Blessings.