Diskit Gompa is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery (gompa) in the Nubra Valley and the second largest Buddhist monastery in Ladakh after Thiksey monastery. It belongs to the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong Khapa, founder of Gelugpa, in the 14th century. It is a sub-gompa of the Thikse gompa. The monastery has statue of Maitreya Buddha in the prayer hall, a huge drum and several images of fierce guardian deities. An elevated cupola of the moanstery depicts a fresco of the Tashilhunpo Monastery of Tibet .A popular festival known as Dosmoche or the “Festival of the Scapegoat” is held in the precincts of the monastery in February during the winter season.
- AddressNubra Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
- CategoryReligious Places, Tourist Places
- LocationLeh, Nubra
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