Diskit Monastery, Nubra Valley,

Diskit Monastery, Nubra Valley

Location: Diskit Monastery is located in the Nubra valley of Ladakh region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Description: This Gompa was established by Changzem Tserab Zangpo in the 14th century. He was the disciple of Tsong Khapa. This monastery is a sub monastery of another monastery, known as Thikse Gompa. An elevated coupla is present at the heart of this monastery. It is decorated with nice frescos that are similar to the Tashilhunpo Gompa of Tibet. This monastery serves as a house for several shrines, including Tsangyu-lang, Kangyu-lang etc. Hundreds of Tibetan and Mongolian texts are available in the temple store house. A legend says that a demon Mongol used to live here, who disliked Buddhism and was a bitter enemy of the religion. He was killed near the monastery but his body repeatedly used to come back and till date his hand and wrinkled head lie in the monastery temple that is full of images of fierce deities. Apart from all this the monastery has been built as a great piece of art that is really worth a watch.

Activities: Witnessing the mesmerizing beauty of this monastery and taking a look at the various religious texts that are present here are popular activities among tourists visiting this place.

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