Lamayuru Gompa

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lamayuru gompa

Lamayuru Gompa

Lamayuru Gompa is situated about 125 kms west of Leh, off the Srinagar-Leh highway.

lamayuru gompa monastery
Lamayuru Gompa

According to local legends, the great Indian scholar Mahasiddhacharya Naropa caused the lake which filled the valley to dry up and founded Lamayuru Monastery.

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Chortens inside the complex

Lamayuru is a popular starting/ending point for the treks into/out of the Zanskar valley.

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View of the village from the Gompa

The gompa houses about 40 lamas.

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View of the village from the Gompa

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Ladakhi lady in the traditional attire

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Turning the prayer wheels

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Door leading to the inner sanctum

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Prayer hall

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Murals

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Murals

Twice a year, all the lamas gather for prayers, accompanied by three days of masked dancing.

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Lamas practicing for the festival

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Lamas practicing for the festival

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