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Key Gompa Monastery, Spiti Valley
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Read info about beautiful Key Gompa Monastery, one of the place to visit before you die.
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Key Gompa, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, is located close to the Spiti River in Spiti Valley of Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is on top of a hill at an altitude of 4,166 metres (13,668 ft) above sea level.
In the Spiti Valley, it is the biggest monastery of Spiti Valley and a religious training centre for Lamas. Key Monestry is reportedly 1000 years old. It was founded by Dromtön (Brom-ston, 1008-1064 CE), a pupil of the famous teacher, Atisha, in the 11th century. Key monastry has witenessed many historical upsets, key was attacked by the Mongols in 17th century, which happened during the reign of the 5th Dalai Lama at that time, and then it became a Gelugpa establishment. Again in 1820 it was attacked and sacked during the wars between Ladakh and Kulu. In 1841 it was severely damaged by the Dogra army under Ghulam Khan and Rahim Khan. Later that same year suffered more damage from a Sikh army. In the 1840s it was ravaged by fire and, in 1975, a violent earthquake caused further damage which was repaired with the help of the Archaeological Survey of India and the State Public Works Department.


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