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Hemis Monastery.

Hemis in Ladakh, is situated at a distance of 40 km southeast of Leh. Famous for spectacular scenic beauty, exotic wildlife, varied cultural influences and the historic Hemis Monastery.

Noteworthy amongst the many treasures housed within the monastery, is the exquisite Buddha Shakyamuni, which is studded with precious gems. The serene-faced colossus sits in the Cho-khang chamber at the far end of the courtyard, along with some richly inlaid, silver Chortens.

In 2004, the monastery is where the antique Thangka is going to be displayed to the public after a span of twelve years.

The festival of Hemis is celebrated on the 10th day (Tse-Chu) of the Tibetan lunar month which is the birthday of Padmasambhava (Guru Rimpoche), who was the founder of Tibetan Buddhism.

The festival draws pilgrims and believers, dressed in their finest costumes, from all over Ladakh and Tibet.


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