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This article provides information about the Alchi Gompa, a monastery in Leh Ladakh, India.

Alchi Gompa

Location: Approximately 67 km to the west of Leh
Founded By: Rinchen Zangpo
Founded In: 1000 AD
Main Image: Vairocana

Alchi Gompa of LadakhThe Alchi Gompa of Ladakh is situated at a distance of approximately 67 km to the west of the town of Leh. Built by Translator, Rinchen Zangpo, it dates back to the year 1000 AD. Alchi Gompa in Ladakh comprises of a number of blessed temples, including the main one of Rinchen Lhakhang at Lotsa Lhakhang. The other temples are the Jamyang Lhakhang (Manjusri temple) and the Sumtsag Lhakhang. Alchi Monastery of Leh Ladakh reflects an Indian touch, especially in its paintings.

Infact, Rinchen Zangpo has even mentioned in his biographies that he brought thirty-two sculptors and wood carvers from Kashmir, for the purpose of this monastery. The main image inside the Alchi Monastery of Ladakh is that of Vairocana. Apart from that, the other images include those of the five Buddha Families, along with their attendant deities.




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