Du-Khang, Alchi,

Du-Khang, Alchi

Location: Du-Khang is said to be the main assembly hall of the Alchi Monastery in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir State.

Description: Du-Khang is considered to be the oldest structure of Alchi monastery that dates back to 11th century. It is mainly used for ceremonies by the monks. Centre of attraction at this place is the idol of Vairochana. Walls of this temple are devoted to tathgats that are five in number and six different mandalas are painted on it that  are centered on Vairochana. Many other divinities can also be seen here, along with guardian of dharma, fierce divinities, goddess, Bodhisattvas and Buddhas. The structure of this temple is a magnificent piece of art. Presiding deity of this temple is Vaironica. It is a temple of great significance as far as the Alchi Monastery is concerned. Besides being used for rituals and customs the construction of this temple, as well as the entire monastery, is awe inspiring for the devotees and the tourists who visit this place.

Activity: Tourists visit this place in huge number for worshipping the various deities and witnessing the beauty of this monastery, as well as the surroundings of the monastery, as they are also picturesque.

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