Ladakh is a land like no other ... It would take me a good few trips to this place to be able to do justice to its gorgeous landscapes ...
The Diskit & Hundur Gompas of Ladakh are situated in the Nubra Valley of the Ladakh region. Built by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong-kha-pa, the Diskit Gompa dates back to the 14th century. There is a legend attached to this monastery. It goes that a Mongol demon, a sworn enemy of Buddhism, was annihilated near the monastery. However, his lifeless body kept coming back there again and again. It is further said that the wrinkled head and hand of the demon are still kept there in a dark and claustrophobic temple, packed with fierce Gods and Goddesses.....
Hemis Monastery, Ladakh.
Hemis Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery (gompa) of the Drukpa Lineage. Situated 45 km from Leh, the monastery was established in 1672 by the Ladakhi king Senge Namgyal.
A number of Lama musicians play the traditional music with four pairs of cymbals, large-pan drums, small trumpets and large size wind instruments.
Entrance to Thiksey Monastery, Ladakh.
Thiksey Monastery is the part of Gelukpa order in Buddhism and is beautifully located in the picturesque top of a hillock. It encloses numerous stupas, Thangkas, statues, swords, wonderful wall paintings and a large pillar carved with Buddha’s ideas and preaching, all in a mammoth 12 storied building complex. A marvelous Buddha statue in the seated position is adorning the main prayer hall.