Prayers at Thiksey monastery

One of the best opportunities that I got in Ladakh was to visit the Thiksey monastery during the morning prayers. The chanting and the sounds of drums and horns by the lamas was a different kind of an experience that I had never witnessed. The youngest lama was 3 years old and it was a delightful sight to see this cute lama participating the morning prayers with the older lamas.

  • Best time to visit Thiksey for morning prayers: 6 AM
  • Entry fee: Rupees 30
  • Distance from Leh: ~20 kilometers

My most favourite moment of the morning prayers is of two cute young lamas (kids in the below picture).

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The lama on the left looked at me curious to see what I was doing with my big heavy camera. I looked at the kid and made a gesture with my right hand to smile.

Instantly in no time he had a smile for the camera and even told his friend sitting next to him to look at the camera and smile.

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It was such a cute reaction and it shows kids are cute and innocent no matter where and what they are.

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