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Location: LADAKH - SPITUK MONASTERY
Spituk Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Leh district, having an enchanting view of the Indus Valley below. It is one of the most dazzling monasteries in Northern India. There are 100 monks and a giant statue of Kali, which is one of the major highlights of this transfixing edifice.
Spituk Gompa is situated on the hilltop; it was established in the 11th Century. The word ‘Spitok’ signifies exemplary. Spituk Gompa had a place with the Kadampa School and with the progression of opportunity it went under Dharmaraja Takspa Bum – Lde Lama Lhawang Lotus, who presented the pure request of Tsongkhapa there. Today it is the home of 100 priests and a sensational picture of Mahakaal, the essence of this picture is kept secured and is disclosed at the yearly celebration of Spituk in January. This current Monastery’s exhibition hall has a rich assortment of antiquated covers, classical arms, different symbols and various Thangkas.
Consistently, on the seventeenth and nineteenth day of the eleventh of the Bodhi month, the Gelukpa request of priests praise the Spituk celebration known as Gustor. During the celebration, the lamas wear the veils of strict gods and play out the moves, which is typically about acceptable and malicious and legendary stories identified with the Buddhism.
Entry Fee : INR 20 per person
Built By : Od-de, the elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub Od
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