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Shasur Monastery, Keylong

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Shasur Monastery is a pominent tourist attraction located at a distance of 3 km from Keylong in Himachal Pradesh. According to the local dialect the word Shasur means blue pine and such beautiful forest of blue pine are seen in the surrounding of the monastery. The monastery was constructed in the 17th century by Lama Deva Gyatsho of Zanskar, a missionary of the King Nawang Namgyal of Bhutan. A beautiful collection of Thangka paintings is exhibited in the monastery, and some of them are of 15 feet in height. The wall paintings represent the 84 siddhas of Buddhism. An annual ritual, Chham is performed in the monastery during the month of June and July.

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