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Spituk Monastery

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Spituk Gompa or Pethup Gompa, is a Buddhist monastery in Leh. It was founded by Od-de, the elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub Od when he came to Maryul in the 11th Century. He introduced the monastic community. When Lotsewa Rinchen Zangpo (Translator) came to that place he said that an exemplary religious community would arise there and so the monastery was called spituk (exemplary). Founded as a Red Hat institution, the monastery was taken over by the Yellow Hat sect in the 15th century.The monastery contains 100 monks, 05 Tangkhas, ancient Masks, Antique Arms and a giant statue of Kali (unveiled during the annual Spitok festival). Festival: Every year the Gustor Festival is held at Spituk from the 27th to 29th day in the eleventh month of the

 

 

 

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