Chemrey

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Chemrey
city
Chemrey is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Chemrey
Chemrey
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 33°58′N 77°48′E / 33.97°N 77.80°E / 33.97; 77.80Coordinates: 33°58′N 77°48′E / 33.97°N 77.80°E / 33.97; 77.80
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Ladakh
Elevation 3,817 m (12,523 ft)
Languages
 • Official Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Chemrey or Chemdrey, gompa of the Drukpa (Red Hat) sect in eastern Ladakh, founded in 1664 by Lama Tagsang Raschen who also founded Hemis Monastery as a memorial to the local king Sengge Namgyal, who had a big importance for the spread of Tibetan Buddhism in Ladakh. The monastery comprises a number of shrines, two assembly halls (Du-Khang) and a Lama temple (Lha-Khang). The main attraction of the monastery is the one storey high statue of Padmasambhava. Another big attraction is the 29 volume scripture written in silven and golden letters.[1]
The monastery holds every year the Chemrey Angchok festival of sacred dances. It takes place on the 28th and 29th day of the 9th month of the Tibetan calendar. [2]
Chemrey is currently suffering from declining interest in monastic life by local young Ladakhis.

Chemrey Gompa
Chemrey Monastery

Geography[edit]

Chemrey is located at 33°58′N 77°48′E / 33.97°N 77.80°E / 33.97; 77.80.[3] It has an average elevation of 3,817 metres (12,526 feet).

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