Sunday, November 3, 2013

Lamayuru Monastery

    This is the Lamayuru Monastery in Ladakh, located at an altitude of 3,510 metres. It was built by the builder monk Rinchen Zangpo who is said to have built 108 monasteries in this region. It is one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh. It can house about 400 monks at a given time. It gets its name from the Lamayuru rock on which it was built. We helicopter pilots also call the area 'moon face' because of the way the terrain appears from the air. 
     I enjoyed painting this though was not satisfied with the results. It got over worked at places. Though I did manage a story for you all. Thanks and enjoy the week ahead.


  1. This is apparently a very interesting place. You managed to convey the moon-like landscape, with its sand coloured rock formations. A difficult subject, no doubt. I like how you employed so many subtle colors to depict it

  2. Hi Asit,
    You have wonderfully conveyed the sense of isolation and austerity in the scene with that upward thrust of rock face. Fascinating painting!

  3. Turned out really nice, it does not look overworked. Beautiful place and painting!

  4. Muy bella interpretación de ese lugar tan mágico. Felicidades!

  5. hello Asit, when I look at your picture
    feel the monks praying in silence.
    Aninteresting perspective look ....
    how you share your impression....
    inspiring ....

  6. It is beautiful and has inspired me to go through my own Ladakh trip photos ! I remember this one, you are more lucky because you get to enjoy from above :-))

    1. Thanks Padmaja. Yes I am really fortunate to be able to see all this from a different perspective.

  7. I only see the beauty ...nothing overworked !