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Lamayuru Monastery

Photo of Monastery

Lamayuru Monastery is situated 127 Kms west of Leh. In the 11th, century the mahasiddha Naropa came to this place and the cave where he resided and meditated is still to be seen today. Then Rinchen Zangpo, the Translator came and built several temples and stupas and so the teaching of the Kadampa School came to flourish greatly there. Thereafter for many years the monastery was administered by the Zhwa-mar-pa (Red Hats), after which the Dharmaraja Jamyang Namgial offered it to Chosje Danma, whom he had invited to Ladakh. The rituals and observances of the Digung Kargyud School were introduced and the monastery received the name of Yundung Tharpaling. The successive reincarnation of Skyabsje Togldan Rinpoche acts as the incumbents of the monastery. Every year on the 17th, & 18th, day of the 5th, Tibetan month the monastic festival of the so-called (Yuru Kabgyad) is held during which dances are performed.During the festival all the shrines and Thangkas kept opened for the devotees