Thiksey Monastery

Thiksey Monastery Leh Ladakh India
Thiksey Monastery is the most photographed monastery of the region situated at a distance of 17 Kms towards south of Leh. This Ladakh Monastery is the most sacred Buddhist shrine to worship and celebrate Buddhist cultures. The Thiksey Monastery Ladakh is the largest monastery in Ladakh positioned at the top of a rocky hill built in the 15th century by Gelukpa monks. The monastery is the sprawling home to 500 Buddhist monks and is the stunning center of preaching Buddhist teachings.

Leh Thiksey Monastery is fragmented into temple on the right of the courtyard houses, 15 meter statue of the Maitreya, or future Buddha, while at the back of the Dukhang there is a Buddha statue dating from the 15th century. The future Buddha craftsmanship was completed in the year 1981. Thiksey monastery Ladakh rejoices its Gustor two months in early in comparison to the other Buddhist monasteries. The 17th to 19th day of the 12th month in Tibetan Lunar Calendar is the time to celebrate the festival. The prayer take place in the early morning every day.

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