A Trip to Ladakh

Ladakh, in the Himalayan mountains, is a place of Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage, which is reached by prostration to the monastery of Leh.

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Under the direction of the great Lama, Tibetans undertake a pilgrimage that will last up to three days.

The pilgrimage is performed not simply by reaching the sacred location, but also through the act of prostration the best way to demonstrate fervor and devotion.

Prostration consists of first clapping one’s hands above the head, then touching the forehead and heart, then bowing, and finally lying down on the floor with arms outstretched.

The journey ends at the monastery of Leh, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Ladakh in the Himalayas.

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