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Diskit Monastery

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Entry Fee: Rs. 30 per person
Opening hours:7am-1pm & 2-7pm

Diskit Monastery is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in Nubra Valley of Ladakh. This monastery belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhist order.

The monastery has statue of Maitreya Buddha in its prayer hall. The hall also contains a huge drum and several images of fierce guardian deities. An elevated cupola of the monastery depicts a fresco of the Tashilhunpo Monastery of Tibet.

The Monastery administration runs a school with the support of a Non-Government Organization named "Tibet Support Group". This school has modern facilities like computer and teaches science subjects also through English medium to Tibetan children of the region.

A popular festival celeberated at Diskit Monastery is Dosmoche meaning Festival of the Scapegoat in winter during the month of February. The people from villages of the Nubra Valley participate in the festival. This monastery is inaccessible to other people in Leh during winter due to heavy snow fall.

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