Lamayuru Monastery is situated in between Bodhkharbu and Kha-la-che along the Leh Srinagar road, on a steepy Rock mountain. Even before the advent of Buddhsim, it was a well established (Bon) shrine. The Monastery had attained popular regardful attention throughout Ladakh, In the eleventh century A.D. Naropa came here and meditated in a cave, whose identity is preserved in New Dukhang of the Monastery. Soon after, Rinchen-bzang-po came here and established five Lha-Khangs and many chortens, some of which still exist in ruined conditions. In later days, the monastery was influenced by different sects of the Religious Movements in Tibet. In the 16th century A.D. it became the centre of Drigung-Kargyud-Ipa order and taken under the control of Phyang monastery of Ladakh. Now working dependent.
It has old and new Lha-khangs and Buddhist Meditation centre. The Walls of the Lha-Khangs are decorated with paintings. Amongst other images, standing out is a statue of Avalokitesvara with eleven heads, one thousand hands, and an Eye in the palm of each hand, Principal Hands in Varuda mudra. The monastery is known by names also: Yung Drung, Yong-Drung-Thar-pa-Lingo.
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