Dr Tsewang Yangjor, Assistant Professor
CIBS (Deemed to be University) Choglamsar Leh-Ladakh, India.
With the gracious deeds and blessings of many kings and Lamas, numbers of monasteries were constructed in the Zanskar province in the pre-independent India. I have tried to highlight some of these monasteries of Zanskar Region through this article. From the view point of culture and religion, Zanskar region is highly rich. In olden times, numbers of monks from Zanskar went to Tibet for studying Buddhism and its philosophy, and they returned as renowned scholars. Zanskar is called the spiritual land, because more people were inclined towards knowing Buddhism and its philosophy. They constantly devoted themselves to the practices of Buddhism in comparison with people in other parts of Ladakh. With the blessing of such great and incomparable gurus, many historical monasteries have been founded in the Zanskar region, such as at Phukthar, Karsha, Rangdum, Stonday, Bardan, Zongkhul, Stakrimo , Mune Gonpa etc.