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Lhalung Monastery

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Lhalung Monastery is the earliest monasteries founded in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India. Other names of this monastery are Lhalung Monastery, Lhalun Monastery, Golden temple, Sarkhang. Lhalun means Land of Gods. Lhalun is derived from two words Iha and Lung. Iha means Deities, Devatas and Lung means Land, area. It is largest in Lingti Valley.   What to see in Lhalung Monastery: Main Chapel is richly decorated with the images of different shrines.  It is a temple complex consists of 9 shrines. Lhalung means Land of Gods. It is believed that, Lhalung is the head of all the deities of this valley. Colour of Mountain changes from time to time. This colour depends on the moods of the gods. For example Yellow colour symbolises for Joy and Red colour is the symbol for Anger.   It is believed that this temple was built by Gods in one night. This was constructed by the gods after Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo Planted a willow tree in this place. One interesting thing is that this willow tree can be seen even now. Lhalung Monastery was found by the great Rinchen Zangpo. During late 10th century he ruled Western Himalayan Kingdom’s of Kinnaur, Spiti, Guge, and Zanskar.   Gold leaf deities kept in its shrine so this temple is also known as Golden Temple. Walls of this monastery are so beautiful. Images of 50 deities can be seen on the walls of this monastery. Passage walls of this temple are beautifully decorated with different paintings. Outside the Gompa Buddha shrine is so attractive which was in white colour. This image of Buddha is displayed in four cardinal directions. This statue was placed here at the time of construction of this monastery itself.   What to see around Lhalung Monastery: Lahaul Valley: It is located 2745meters above the sea level. It is the subdivision of Lahaul Spiti district but this place is entirely different from Spiti. This place is more developed when compared with spiti. Lahaul Valley is most beautiful with greenery. Gateway to reach Lahaul and Keylong is Rohatang Pass. Kaza: This is the starting point for trekking from Spiti. Other attractions of this place are Hikkim monastery and Sa-kya-Pa sect Monastery. Most of the...

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