A cave monastery of
stands perched on the rock face of the Ating George. There is an interesting legend
associated with the
. It is said to be connected with Naropa, the famous Indian Yogi from
Vikramshila. Infact, it is believed that he even used the two caves of the monastery
for the purpose of his solitary meditation. Even today, one can see Naropa's footprint
embedded in the rock and his sacred spring, located inside the meditation cave.
After Naropa meditated here, the
monastery became the sacred place of meditation for all the mahasiddhas of Zanskar
. Enlightened people like
Dubchen Kunga Gyatso, Dubchen Nawang Tsering, Dzadpa Dorje, Karmapa, Kunga Choslag,
etc have used
for meditation purposes. The
Gompa of Leh Ladakh
consists of a number
of blessed shrines.
also boasts of a rich compilation of precious artifacts, like ivory image of Samvara,
a crystal stupa, texts containing the spiritual songs and biographies composed by
the successive mahasiddha, etc. Not to be missed are the splendid murals, made by
Zhadpa Dorje almost 300 years ago.
Zongkul monastery is a sacred place of meditation for all the mahasiddhas,
we offer various zongkul tours which is sutable with all budget classes