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Tayul Monastery, Keylong


Tayul Monastery or gompa is a significant religious site located at a distance of 6 km from Keylong in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Situated in the village of Satingri at an altitude of 3900 m above sea level, this is one of the oldest monasteries in Keylong. The monastery was established during 17th century by Dogpa Lama, Serzang Rinchen of Kham region.Ta-Yul in Tibetan means the ‘chosen place’ and it is known for its beautiful 12 ft sculpture of Guru Padmasambhava, along with Singhmukha and Vajravah, his two materialisations. The main feature of the monastery is the hundred million mani wheel, which is famous for self turnings on special Buddhist occasions. As per the lamas of Tayul, the wheel was self turned last time in 1986.

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