Thiksey Monastery is a great example to learn about Lord Buddha's birth, enlightenment and Nirvana
Located at the mountain ranges of Jammu and Kashmir, Thiksey Monastery of Leh Ladakh is a symbol of peace, power and discipline descended directly from Lord Buddha's life and his teachings. The monastery is well known for the 8 different stupas (hemispherical structure) which refer to the 8 important periods of great Lord Buddha, who is the founder of the religious philosophy Buddhism.
Each stupa is a symbol for every major event in Lord Buddha's life. The Lotus Blossom for his birth, the enlightenment for Buddha's enlightenment during mid-age, stupa of many gates indicating Buddha's first teachings after enlightenment, stupa of descent from God, stupa of miracles, stupa of reconciliation, stupa of complete victory and finally the stupa of nirvana or death.
Thiksey Monastery or Gompa is the largest in central Ladakh and one of it's main interesting places is the Maitreya temple which was built after the visit of Dalai Lama in the 70s. The monastery closely resembles the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet and has earned the nickname 'Mini Potala' from the monks and visitors.
Annually a trade fair Is held at the monastery which attracts villagers from all over Ladakh where they exchange goods and make business with each other.
Manali and Leh are considered jewels of the Himalayan ranges due their independent aura and history. Already considered heavens on earth the towns offer your ecstatic pleasure and visual happiness during your tour. The mountains are scenic, the people are sweet and the adventures are over the top. .. | Sarchu point, middle of Leh and Manali
Located at the mountain ranges of Jammu and Kashmir, Thiksey Monastery of Leh Ladakh is a symbol of peace, power and discipline descended directly from Lord Buddha's life and his teachings. The monastery is well known for the 8 different stupas (hemispherical structure) which refer to the 8 importan.. | Thiksey Monastery Leh Ladakh
Leh, Ladakh is considered one of the highest points of the Himalayan ranges and when we keep traveling from Leh to remote areas, we stumble upon the Zanskar river which during summer is home to one of the most exciting river rafting adventures due to the setting of high altitude. White water river r.. | Leh, Ladakh rafting, Zanskar
Very distinctive due to it's the middle age Tibetan culture and architecture, the Leh palace stands as a glittering crown jewel of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. It was built by the rulers of the Namgyal Kings of Ladakh who wanted to have a royal house for themselves following the deeply intriguing Tibe.. | Crown jewel of Ladakh, the Leh Palace