Ladakh gears up for Hemis festival

Srinagar: Ladakh is all set to celebrate its famous Hemis festival starting Thursday. The annual event is one of the biggest cultural and religious events in region and become an integral part of the summer calendar of locals and tourists alike. Held at the 400 year old, sacred Hemis Monastery of Drukpa Lineage, the event will be presided by Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche, spiritual representative of His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa (the spiritual head of the Drukpa Lineage.