Festival of Scapegoat which is popularly known as Desmochhey or Dosmoche Festival is a well known prayer festival celebrated at Dikshit Monastery which is the oldest Buddhist Monastery in Nubra valley of Ladakh and also celebrated at Likir in Leh.
This two day festival fall every year in the month of February and Dosmoche festival is to start from 8th of February and will end on 9th February 2013. During the festival People gather in large number from villages within the Nubra valley and assemble at Diskit to witness the mask dance. The Lamas of the monastery perform the mask dance which is to dramatically specify the superiority of excellent over evil forces.
Festival ends on a good note where whistling and cheering done by crowd shows the dispersal of evil forces from Leh and the beginning of the new era.