Travel Humraahi Pvt. Ltd.

Top Floor, Keonthal Commercial Complex

Opposite Co-operative Bank Shimla

Himachal Pradesh - 171002

Phone: +91-9882-976663 / 2

Join Us On

Pleas fill the details to get in touch with us.

Somthing to call you by,please
An email address,please
pleas enter phone number pleas enter a valid phone number
Booking? Directions? Random?
Say somthing!
Please enter verification code

Tabo Monastery

Ajanta Of The Himalayas
tabo monastery

Tucked in the mountainous terrains of the unexplored Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh, the Tabo monastery is the largest Buddhist monastery in India. Tabo monastery lies approximately 50 kms from Kaza in the beautiful district of Lahual Spiti. The monastery was constructed for the purpose of opening a Buddhist learning center of advanced studies. The calm and serene surrounding of the Tabo Monastery creates a feeling of satisfaction among the devotees coming here. Tabo monastery is considered to be the most important monasteries by several Buddhists.

 

History

Tabo monastery was founded by Rinchen Zangpo in 996 AD. It stands out to be the major attraction in the secluded Spiti region. Well-known as “Tabo Chos Khor”, which means “Doctrinal Circle,” the Tabo monastery is famous for its original decoration and art images. The Tabo Monastery played an important historical role in depicting the Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and culture in the 10th and 11th century. This is one of the reasons for the Tabo Monastery to gain recognition as an important historical site even today. Nine temples have been constructed within the ancient monastery’s compound. Besides, there are several stupas built between the late 10th and the 17th century.

 

Architecture

The architecture of the Tabo monastery is a blend of the Indian and Tibetan cultures. The splendid architecture and mural paintings add grandeur to the sacred monument. The mural paintings portray the entire life of Lord Buddha. The wall paintings depict how Buddha was bought up and also how he attained salvation. You can recall the rich literature of ancient times by going through the books at the monastery.
The Tabo monastery is also known as “The Ajanta of the Himalayas,” because of its marvelous stucco images and beautiful wall paintings. You will find a rich collection of clay statues of the Buddha at the Tabo monastery. The statues have been painted in the Kashmiri style. The monastery is used as a residence of nearly sixty priests who are popularly known as the Lamas.

 

Inside the monastery

Duwang Lakhang is the most popular structure among the nine structures. You will find magnificent architecture as well as a few splendid Buddhist sculptures on your visit to the massive Chaitya Hall. The hall is also used for meditation by priests and devotees. A splendid four-faced Buddha idol, the Amitay Buddha and idol of Bodhisattva Maitreya with stucco work are found inside the Tabo monastery. The monastery houses ancient religious scriptures of Buddhist religion.
Nestled between the Spiti river and mountain peaks on both sides, the Tabo monastery offers magnificent view of the hills and valleys. Tourists get an opportunity to see the breath taking view of the Kaza district. The famous paintings decorating the walls inside the monastery are a major attraction for tourists. Devotees come to the Tabo monastery to seek divine blessings and eternal happiness.

Images of Tabo Monastery

tabo monastery

Tabo Monastery Map

Travel IQ

2013-04-30 12:40:37 admin

Continuing the journey to explore Himachal's best travel places, here are next 5 must visit destinations.

Visit Tabo Monastery

1
How to visit Tabo Monastery
2
Open On

3
Timing's

4
Why visit Tabo Monastery

See the treasure of one of the oldest Buddhist legacy

Featured Hotels around Tabo Monastery

The Grand Dragon Ladakh is 4 star eco friendly hotel loacated in the beauti

Nearest Cities around Tabo Monastery

Situated at an altitude of 2,670 metres above sea level, Reckong-Peo is the

Keylong, also known as Kyelong or Kyelang, is the district headquarters of

Nearest Destination around Tabo Monastery

Called as the ‘Little Tibet’, Spiti is dotted with Buddhist monasteries

Sangla Valley starts at Sangla and ends at Chitkul. The valley is surrounde

© Copyright HPTourTravel.com All rights reserved.