Saturday, November 9, 2013

All roads lead to Lamayaru

The head Lama decides to visit the Lamayaru Monastery and what we get to see; The local populace decked in their traditional attire and all finery proceeding the monastery.

It is  festive  atmosphere all along the stark naked desert landscape. People who cannot make it to the monastery, set up reception areas complete with music and food to welcome the Lama.  
At the monastery, not to be left behind the Monks too are busy in preparation  and paint the road with beautiful patterns.

Lamayaru monastery, perched atop a hill on  moonscapes is located in Kargil District a little distance away from Alchi. Said to be among the oldest, the monastery itself is quites simple, but some how I felt this is the best among the many monasteries, I have seen 

With such formations Benith, its amazing that this monastery has survived 1000 years


Indrani said...

Grand sights.
I will never be tired of seeing these sights.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Agree with Indrani. Keep the photo stories coming...we have had some awesome ones so far. :)

Pallavi said...

Beautiful ! Hope to see more :)

sudha said...

one who see these photographs definitely plan to visit Le

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place. I want to be there.