Thiksey Monastery- One of the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh, Thiksey Monastery attracts visitors in large number who come and admire the beauty of the Lakhang Nyerma, a temple in the monastery.
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Thiksey Monastery

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Location
Thiksey monastery is located approximately 18 km from Leh town. It allures the globetrotters from every pocket of the world for its magnificent location. Enjoy breath-taking views of surroundings, blessed with immense scenic beauty.

Foundation
The beautiful Gompa belongs to Gelukpa order of Buddhism, housing around eighty monks. Thiksey monastery was founded by Spon Paldan Sherab, nephew of Sherab Zangpo in 1430 AD. It was earlier built by Sherab Zangpo at Stakmo and later on rebuilt by Spon Paldan Sherab on a hill top, towards north of mighty Indus river.

Thiksey Monastery
Highlights of Thiksey Monastery
The ramparts of holy shrines inside the monastery are evident to glorious bygone era. Thiskey Gompa houses an ancient temple, popularly known as Lakhang Nyerma. It was built by Rinchen Zangpo who was a translator. Goddess Dorje Chenmo is the presiding deity of this huge temple. Apart from that there are several sacred shrines which are worth visiting.

Treasures of Thiksey Monastery
Thiksey monastery is one of the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh, fascinating travelers of all ages. It houses a wonderful collection of numerous artifacts and valuable ancient relics.

Gustor Festival
Gustor Festival
The festive season is a great time for the monks and visitors to enjoy some memorable moments. Thiksey monastery holds pride in hosting Gustor festival. It is held from 17th to 19th day of the 9 month of Tibetan calendar. Gustor festival is characterized by some rituals and sacred dance performed by the monks.

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