Losar, or the Tibetan New Year is celebrated with much gaiety in various parts of India. Buddhists dress up well, visit their relatives and offer worships in temples to seek blessings of various gods. Also, of special significance is the Chaam dances that are performed in the monasteries in India. The dances portray the victory of good over evil. Losar is an important festival celebrated by Tibetans and other ethnic groups in the Himalayan region.
The word "Losar" means "new year" in Tibetan. The festival is typically celebrated over a period of two weeks, with the first three days being the most important. The first day of Losar is known as Lama Losar, which is when Tibetans pay homage to their spiritual leaders. The second day is known as Gyalpo Losar, which is when Tibetans celebrate the secular New Year. The third day is known as Choe-kyong Losar, which is when Tibetans make offerings to protectors and deities.
Losar is a time for families and friends to come together, share meals, and exchange gifts. It is also an important opportunity for Tibetans to preserve their cultural heritage and pass it down to future generations.