Diskit Monastery

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Diskit Monastery

Diskit Monastery, the largest and the oldest surviving monastery in Nubra Valley, was founded by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong-kha-pa.

Diskit Gompa
Diskit Gompa

The Gompa stands atop a hill right above the flood plains of the Shayok River.

Diskit Gompa
View from the Gompa

The Diskit Gompa is affliated to the Thiksey Monastery near Shey.

Diskit Gompa
Steps leading to the Gompa

Diskit Gompa
Prayer hall

The monastery, with the support of ‘Tibet Support Group’, runs a school for the Tibetan children in the region.

Diskit Gompa
Prayer hall

Diskit Gompa
Head lama’s residence

The 100 foot high Maitreya statue was scheduled to be inaugurated by his holiness Dalai Lama a couple of days after our visit.

Maitreya
View of the Maitreya statue from the Gompa

The statue faces the Shyok River towards Pakistan.

Maitreya
Maitreya

The statue has been built using funds raised by the Buddhist Association and Ladakh’s Tourist Office.

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