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Kungri Gompa Monastery






     State : Himachal Pradesh

     City : Kaza
Kungri Gompa Monastery


Kungri Gompa Buddhist monastery is located in the Pin valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is the second oldest monastery in Spiti, and the only Gompa in Spiti dedicated to Nyingmapa Buddhism. Nyingmapa Buddhism is the most ancient type of Tibetan Buddhism and perhaps the only branch of Buddhism in which use of weapons is practiced. At Kungri Gompa, the grotesque looking buzhens perform a sword dance.

Kungri Gompa is one of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries.Constructed around 1330 AD, Kungri gompa consists of three detached rectangular blocks facing east.