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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

Just for fun.....

Chitra, of My Pilgrimage, has passed on an award with a few rules..... 1. to acknowledge the giver, 2. to list 10 things that you like, and 3. to pass on the award to 10 others.



Thanks, Chitra...for passing this on...... You have set a big task for me... and all I can do is try!!

First, about the things I like, I am going to list only 5, for those are all I could think of....... and am too lazy to go on.....
1. Reading
2. Writing
3. Spending time with my son, reading or playing with his blocks
4. Visiting new places
5. Attending Book exhibitions, concerts and visiting Art Galleries.

Now, to pass this on.... I am not keeping count, but am just tagging those I think would like to continue this....

Patricia
Bhavesh
Flowergirl
Usha -Usha, I don't know whether you would actually like to do this, but I have added your name just so that I could see something new on your blog :)
Aarti

Incidentally, have any of you noticed the new pages I have added on the blog???? Please take a look and tell me what you think!




Comments

  1. Anu.. thats fab.. Huge task on me now!!

    Hey.. I noticed the new pages on your blog.. Well done!! I'm going to read them now!

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  2. Anu... Love the about page.. I like the way you've put a short description.. and then followed by detailed page about yourself. Love the way its written.. keeps you going till the end. Well done.. once again!

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  3. hey, how do i see these new pages on ur blog?

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  4. @Patricia: Looking forward to seeing what u make of it.... and thanks for the appreciation.... had to think so much to make it readable:)

    @ usha: you can see them on the main page of the blog... just below the banner.. just click on them...

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  5. Nice, knowing more about you Anu. Good work!

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  6. That's so nice of you, Anu. *Hugs*

    Hey, you know I'm working on my blog. I will do it for sure but give me some time.

    Btw, your new pages are cool and perfect.

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