A walk in the Lamayuru Monastery
It is hard to miss the Yuru Gompa, popularly known as the Lamayuru Monastery. On the way to Leh, this monastery is the oldest and largest existing Gompa in the entire Ladakh Region.
Built in the 11th century, the landscape around this monastery is unique and stands out. Since photography isn’t allowed in the monastery, some pictures for you from around the gompa.
This structure is the first thing you notice when you get close to the Lamayuru Monastery.
And then what catches the attention, is the road you took from Fotu La to reach this gompa.
Many prayer wheels adorn the monastery and you must always rotate them clockwise to let the positive energy come in and the negative energy go out. The script on these wheels also bear the mantras.
The entrance to the main chamber was colorful and vibrant. As I removed my shoes and walked in, I wondered there are people for who this gompa must be an everyday affair.
A walk around the monastery shows exact opposite colors but intriguing architecture and doors. Some 150 monks live in this monastery and hence the many windows and doors explain what that could be.
The dome that rises up in the sky and along with prayer flags declares its presence.