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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

Indibloggies 2008 Winners Announced

The Indibloggies 2008 results are out, and while I am not on the list, it was great just to be nominated among those whose blogs I have been following for quite some time. I have had a lot of fun going through all the blogs which were nominated, and it was a great pleasure to read about those who won.

In the travel category, the winner is Lakshmi, and hearty congratulations to her!!

Check out all the winners by clicking on the link below..

Indibloggies 2008 Winners Announced | Indibloggies - The Indian Weblog Awards | Indian Blog Awards

P.S. I am trying out new things everyday... This has been posted using the Blog This! Chrome Extension...


  1. Thanks Anu for the mention and wishes..Congrats to you too..:)

  2. So generous of you Anu!

    Also, your new try worked fine :) I found one problem with it however. If I click on the post title "Indibloggies 2008 Winners Announced", it's taking me to their site, not opening your post!

    And oh yes, I recently went to Bhangarh. You may like it.

    Again, you're very generous.

  3. @Lakshmi : thanks a lot..

    @Bhavesh: thanks for telling me... guess i have linked directly to the other one...

    and i loved your Bhangarh post.... but after i left the comment, i realised that i was logged in through another account.. my comment is in my hubby's name - Shankar :-)))


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