Wanla Gompa: Ladakh Travel Guide

Introduction

An historic Buddhist Monastery, Wanla Gompa is set in the Wanla village. The monastery is believed to be built around 1000 AD. During that time, Lama Rinchen Zangpo, a saint, translated Buddha’s teachings into Tibetan. The monastery is located near the Lamayuru Monastery. The monastery falls in the category of the 108 Monasteries which were constructed during 958-1055 AD with the support of the King of Ladakh.

The key attraction of this monastery is the three-storied image of the 11-headed Mahakaruna or Avalokiteshwara. The Gompa also has many paintings of Buddha, Bodhisattvas and Mandalas. The monastery is considered to be the most blessed of all the monasteries in Ladakh and people from all over visit this monastery to seek the blessings of Buddha.


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