Lamayuru Monastery – India

Lamayuru Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist Gompa (monastery) in Kargil District, Western Ladakh, India, situated on the Srinagar – Kargil – Leh road 15 km east of the Fotu La, at a height of 3,510 m.

The history of Lamayuru monastery dates back to the 11th Century, when Mahasiddha Naropa (1016 – 1100) visited the place coming from Zanskar. He spent a long time in strict retreat in a cave there and turned the place into a sacred land. The ancient temple in Lamayuru called Seng-ge-sgang is situated at the southern end of the monastery.

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