Religion

Pictures and articles from ancient tribal rituals to Buddhism in Spiti Valley

Dhangkar Gompa (also known as Dhangkhar, Dhankar) is an old buddhist monastery on top of a fragile mountain cliff at 3900m in the Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh.

Dhankar Gompa

Dhankar Gompa, built on top of a very fragile mountain cliff at an altitude of 3894m above sea level, has an overwhelming view of the confluence of Spiti and Pi...
Monks of Dhankar monastery going for the Cham dance in Mane Yongma village. © Himanshu Khagta

Monks going for the Cham dance

After every four years, villagers from Mane Yongma and Mane Gongma invite the monks from Dhankar monastery to perform a special prayer for them. They choose a h...