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Spituk Monastery

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Spituk Monastery, also better as Spituk Gompa or Pethup Gompa, is a Gelug Buddhist Monastery in Leh district, Ladakh, northern India, 8 kilometres from Leh. It was founded by Od-de, the elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub Od in the 11th Century. Founded as a Red Hat institution, the Monastery was taken over by the Yellow Hat sect in the 15th century.

The Monastery contains 100 Monks and a giant statue of Kali (unveiled during the annual Spitok festival).

Every year the Gustor Festival is held at Spituk from the 27th to 29th day in the eleventh month of the Tibetan Calendar.

Geography

Spituk has an average elevation of 3,307 metres (10,852 feet).

Source

Wikipedia:Spituk Monastery