Tag: Monasteries of Ladakh

The Hemis Monastery – Ladakh

Hemis Monastery is the largest monastery in Ladakh, and perhaps one of the most beautiful one. Located about 49 km south from the town of Leh on the Leh-Manali route, Hemis is one of the richest monastery of this region. Hemis monastery follows the Drukpa lineage or the dragon Order of Mahayana Buddhism. GyaIwa Gotsangpa Gonpo Dorje a main disciple of the 1st Gyalwang Drukpa, Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorie (1161-1211), and one of the most celebrated yogis in the Himalayas, came to Ladakh in the 13th century and established the Drukpa Lineage hire. Gyalwa Gotsangpa meditated In a cave...

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Magnificent Monasteries of Ladakh

The monasteries of Ladakh are one of the reasons for visiting the mystical land.  As I have always mentioned in my previous posts, Leh is a place that never fails to amaze its visitors. Be the landscapes or the rugged mountains or the mystic monasteries. Here is another list, if you are looking for an inspiration to visit Leh, Ladakh. Ladakh is mainly inhabited by the people of Tibetan descent. So rich is the influence of the Tibetan culture on the lifestyle of the people of Ladakh, it is often called the “little Tibet”. Monasteries and gompas are strewn...

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