ATTRACTION OF LADAKH: ZONGKHUL MONASTERY
A hidden gem in the Stod Valley of Ladakh region, the first view of the holy Zongkhul Monastery might give you an impression of a swallow’s nest! One of the most sacred monasteries in Leh Ladakh, this magnificent Buddhist enclave was founded by Naropa, a renowned religious guru and yogi from Nalanda University.
A footprint, believed to be of the founder, is kept at the entrance to commemorate the foundation of the monastery. It belongs to the Drugpa sect of Buddhism, and holds a prominent value among the devotees. Presence of ancient artefacts, texts, inscriptions, and other religious materials makes it an important learning centre among the Drugpa followers.
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