Spituk Monastery

Spituk Monastery Leh Ladakh India
Spituk Monastery was the earliest Gelukpa (yellow hat) monastery to be founded in Ladakh. This Ladakh monastery is the spectacular Gompa positioned in the hill top near Indus situated at a distance of around 18 Kms from Leh. The Spituk Monastery Ladakh was established in 15th century and was founded by Od-De the elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub-od.

The Spituk is the most prominent Buddhist monasteries of the Gelukpa sect and has Sankar Gompa as its subordinate.Spituk monastery in Ladakh was build over the remains of an 11th century Gompa. The Spituk Monastery Leh overlooking the Indus and Zanskar valley is mystifying as well as rejuvenating. The Spituk Monastery is decked with two prayer rooms that are revealed only once a year during Gustor festival. The prayer rooms comprises of some striking statues of Lord Buddha. The Spituk festival apprehended every year from 17th to 19th days of the 11th Tibetan Lunar month.

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