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Ladakh Diaries Part 9: Lamayuru

Lamayuru is one of the most ancient monasteries in Ladakh, the oldest surviving structure dating to the 11 th century CE. What makes this monastery particularly fascinating, is its location, amidst what is today called the “moonscape”, for the spectacular natural rock formations, which truly are “out of the world”! As per legend , there once existed a huge lake in this area, populated only by the Nagas (serpents). It was prophesized that there would be a great monastery built here. This prophecy came true when the great acharya Naropa (756-1041 CE) arrived. He emptied the lake, meditated for many years inside a cave, and built the first monastery here. The present structure is a new one, built around the cave where Acharya Naropa is said to have meditated. This legend seems to fit well with the geological formations seen in the area, which suggest this was a paleo-lake, which disappeared around 1000 years ago. Lamayuru is about 130 km from Leh , and the Indus River flows along th
Hello everyone,

I have made a few changes in my blog, and would like to know your reactions......

The main change is that I have used the Jump Break option recently introduced. This allows me to display more posts on the page without compromising on the time taken to load the page. However, I am unable to decide whether this is more reader-friendly, or just dissuades you from reading further.

Please help me out by letting me know your opinions and suggestions.


  1. I for sure like more posts per page!

  2. Can't get the jump line stuff? The page seems to be same as before and the time taken to open up is slightly more is what I feel...

  3. Mridula : yes, i too like having more popsts per page.. which is why the trial...

    Sankara : see the second and other posts: the full post is not on the main page. Instead there is a link "Read More" Blogger has recently introduced this and am just trying it out...

  4. I think its ok, I mean it takes a little longer (may be in seconds) to load but its defn ok. If you like to display more posts in the front page I think this is good option!

    I am waiting for ur Golu preparation post :) plssssssss and with pictures :)I cant wait to see samhit creations


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