History of the Gungri Monastery
The Gungri monastery experienced destruction in the hands of Sikh militia in A.D. 1841 and the blemishes of that devastation are still visible on the murals unseen at the back of the dark brown stain on the damaged walls of temple.
Architecture of the Gungri Monastery
Usually the Western Himalayan monasteries are built in a solid outline with all the temples and dwellings put together. However the Gungri monastery is structured on three separated rectangular blocks, all facing to the east. The Iha- khang is established on the highest terrace towards the North, followed by the Samdrup-chos-ling in the middle and a dense structure accepting the Tengyur on the southern-end.
Re-establishment of the Gungri Monastery
The Gungri Monastery is now being repaired widely, like many monasteries in Spiti. Many new buildings are coming up and the older ones are taken care of.
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