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Matho Monastery

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Matho is situated at a distance of 26 kms South-east of Leh on the left bank of river Indus. This is the only monastery which belongs to the Saskya Order. A Lama Dugpa Dorje founded it about five hundred years ago. Shrines and sacred temple dedicated to the guardian deities are to be seen there. A festival called the 'Matho Nagrang' takes place there every year on the 14th, and 15th, day of the 1st. Tibetan month.All the monks perform sacred dances and two oracles known as the Rongtsan make their appearance. There is no incarnate being who acts as incumbent.However, Loding Khan Rinpoche is acting present performing the functions of an incumbent