Photographer's Note

This shot was taken in side of Lamayuru Gompa
Lamayuru gompa, with its medieval village seemingly growing out of the rocky hillside, below it lies 15 km east of the Fatu La on the Srinagar-Leh Highway.

Lamayuru belongs to the red-hat sect of Buddhism. In the past, the gompa housed up to 400 lamas, but presently only 30 to 50 lamas live here, although about 150 lamas belong to the gompa. The other lamas stay and teach at Lamayuru’s daughter gompas located in outlying villages.

Twice a year, all the lamas gather for prayers, accompanied by three days of masked dancing. These gatherings occur in the second and fifth months of the Tibetan calendar (corresponding usually to March and July).

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  • Copyright: Ajinder Singh (ajinder) (37)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-06-11
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/3.8, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-07-09 14:32
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