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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

White Browed Fantail Flycatcher

This is one of the birds I usually spot from my window, but this particular one I saw at Hindu Cemetery at Banganga. I love seeing the bird spreads out its feathers, and shows us why it is called the White Browed Fantail Flycatcher!

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  1. This post looks just fine, Anurandha! What a interesting little bird! The colors remind me of the chickadee's we have here, as well as the attitude - they're very feisty and will make very pointed remarks to each other and the other birds around them.

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    1. Thanks Natalie!these birds are feisty too... its amusing to see a pair cavorting near our house. looks like these birds might be related too!!

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  2. Beautiful, I come across a similar bird from my balcony, with feathers spread out. The bird is always in full swing, it sometimes even troubles crows, wonder if its a flycatcher too..

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  3. Anuradha! It is an interesting post for all nature lovers. The little bird is looking so cute and pretty. I would like to see it daily from my window. Actually I am one of natura lovers and I love to explore these types of places. Recently I came from India after my new york to niagara falls bus tours. During this country trip I saw its many hill stations like Manali, Kufri, Shimla and Darjeeling and furthermore I spent some time in Delhi. It was a great time that I spend in this country. I would like to go there again.

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  4. What a lovely moment captured through your lens! *thumbs up*

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