Chemrey Monastery

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Chemrey Monastery
Chemrey Gompa 2.jpg
AffiliationTibetan Buddhism
DeitySengge Namgyal
FestivalsSacred Dances - 28th and 29th
day of the 9th month
LocationLadakh, India
Chemrey Monastery is located in Ladakh
Chemrey Monastery
Location within India
Geographic coordinates33°58′N 77°48′E / 33.967°N 77.800°E / 33.967; 77.800Coordinates: 33°58′N 77°48′E / 33.967°N 77.800°E / 33.967; 77.800
FounderTagsang Raschen

Chemrey Monastery or Chemrey Gompa is a 1664 Buddhist monastery, approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Leh, Ladakh, northern India. It belongs to the Drugpa monastic order. It was founded in 1664 by the Lama Tagsang Raschen and dedicated to King Sengge Namgyal.

The monastery has a notable high Padmasambhava statue. It also contains a valuable collection of scriptures[1]

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 silver and golden letters.[2]
The monastery holds every year the Chemrey Angchok festival of sacred dances.[3]



  1. ^ "Chemrey Gompa". Retrieved 30 September 2009.
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 July 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)