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Hemis and Thiksey monasteries

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: ET

 Context: More than 100 delegates from 30 countries (part of the pre-G20 meeting) visited the Hemis and Thiksey monasteries.

Hemis MonasteryThiksey Monastery
Tibetan Buddhist monastery (gompa) of the Drukpa Lineage (Dragon Order of Mahayana Buddhism)Gompa (monastery) affiliated with the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism
Situated 45 km south of Leh (on the western bank of the River Indus), it is the largest monastic institution in LadakhLocated on top of a hill in Thiksey village, approximately 19 km east of Leh in Ladakh
Famous for the annual festival of Guru Padmasambhava and Hemis festival Notable for its resemblance to the Potala palace in Lhasa, Tibet and its annual Gustor Festival