Thisksey Gustor, a buddhist festival

Thiksey Gustor is a buddhist annual festival, taking place during the winter at the monastery of Thiksey (Ladakh, India) and celebrating the victory over ignorance and evils. During two days the lamas perform the famous "Dance of Masks", the masks representing guardians, protectors and Gods and Godesses. The festival ends with the symbolic assassination of evils and burning the effigy of evils.