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Spitok Gompa

Spitok Gompa Info
Famous for: God Lovers Nature Lovers
Entry Fee: Rs. 30 per person
Opening hours:6am-1pm & 1.30-6pm, festival Oct/Nov

Close to River Indus, Spituk Gompa is located on the hilltop at a distance of 18 Kms from Leh. The Spitok Gompa was established during 11th century by Od-De. The word ‘spitok’ means exemplary. The name is based on the remarks made by Rinchen Zangpo, a translator. He visited the settlement of monks here and remarked that this exemplary religious community would rise. Initially, Spitok Gompa belonged to the Kadampa school of Buddhism. King Gragspa Bumide made it Gayluk Pa order.

The Spituk festival is held every year from 17th to 19th days of the 11th month of Tibetan calendar. This Monatery’s museum has a rich collection of ancient masks, antique arms, icons and numerous thankas. Higher up the hill is the Mahakal Temple, containing the shrine of Vajrabhairava. The terrifying face of Vajrabhairva is unveiled only at the annual festival in January.



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Close to River Indus, Spituk Gompa is located on the hilltop at a distance of 18 Kms from Leh. The Spitok Gompa was established during 11th century by Od-De.
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