Kinnaur & Lahaul Spiti     

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Saketi -TheShivalik Fossil Park

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Dada Siba Temple

Sujanpur Temple

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Kinnaur & Lahaul Spiti     

As the dew-drop slips into the shining sea', the teachings of the Buddha 'The Enlightened One' (c 563 -c 483 B.C.) sought for the individual to merge with the universal life .He could thus attain nirvana and end the cycle of birth, rebirth and suffering.

In Himachal Pradesh, a part of the world where natural beauty abounds and where legends seem to merge with verifiable history, there lies a necklace of Buddhist monasteries, gompas etched across its landscape. And no measure of money can value this treasure, for its significance is something past compare.


Some gompas go back to the time when Buddhism was a shadow less sapling in the region. The seed for its rise in the area had been sown in the seventh century A. D. when the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo (Sron-b Tsan Sgam -po) was influenced by two of his wives -Wen Cheng from China and Bkrikuti Devi from Nepal. A century later, king Trison Detsen (Khri-Sron-lde- btsan 755 -797 A.D.) embraced the way of the Buddha. And from India came masters like Santarakshita and the famous teacher and tantric Padmasambhava.

 The ninth century witnessed a break in the spread of Buddhism, but the tenth and eleventh centuries witnessed a grand revival and it was an age of great teachers -Atisha, Marpa, Milarepa and Rinchensangpo. With the passage of time, Buddhism became the major religion of Tibet, Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti -and its influence also lay in other neighbouring areas like Kinnaur. And the gompas -apart from their religious influence -also became the founts of power and the repositories of the region's art and manuscripts. A millennium old, Tabo in Spiti is one of the area's most revered monastery. There are monasteries which are barely a few decades old and came into being after 1959, when His Holiness the Dalai Lama left Tibet along with several followers and came to reside in India.               


And as surely as the chant of prayers accompanied with rhythmic drum beats and interspersed with the roll of cymbals and the calls of long horns-ring out of their hallowed halls, they stand blessing the land and welcoming every pilgrim and traveler.