Ki Monastery or Key Gompa is likewise spelled Ki, Kye or Kee.
The fantastic cloister is situated at a tallness of 4116m and 7 km from Kaza. It is the biggest religious community in Spiti Valley. Set up in the eleventh century has antiquated Buddhist parchments and works of art. It additionally houses vast number of Buddhist ministers and nuns and a cafeteria.
It is the greatest cloister of Spiti Valley and a religious preparing community for Lamas. It allegedly had 100 ministers in 1855. In the structural definitions given to different cloisters, Ki falls in the “Pasada” style which is described by a bigger number of stories than one and regularly assumes the part of a fortification religious community.
Key Gompa is said to have been established by Dromtön (Brom-ston, 1008-1064 CE), a student of the popular educator, Atisha, in the eleventh century. This may in any case, allude to a now devastated Kadampa religious community at the adjacent town of Rangrik, which was likely wrecked in the fourteenth century when the Sakya group rose to control with Mongol help.
Key was assaulted again by the Mongols amid the seventeenth century, amid the rule of the Fifth Dalai Lama, and turned into a Gelugpa foundation. In 1820 it was sacked again amid the wars amongst Ladakh and Kulu. In 1841 it was seriously harmed by the Dogra armed force under Ghulam Khan and Rahim Khan. Later that same year experienced more harm a Sikh armed force. In the 1840s it was attacked by flame and, in 1975, a rough quake brought about additional harm which was repaired with the assistance of the Archeological Survey of India and the State Public Works Department.
The progressive trails of decimation and patch-up occupations have brought about an indiscriminate development of box-like structures, thus the religious community resembles a post, with sanctuaries based on top of each other. The dividers of the cloister are secured withs sketches and painting. It is an extraordinary case of the fourteenth century ascetic engineering, which created as the consequence of the Chinese impact.
Key religious community has a gathering of antiquated wall paintings and books of high stylish quality and it reveres Buddha pictures and icons, in the position of Dhyana.
There are three stories, the first is fundamentally underground and utilized for capacity. One room, called the Tangyur is luxuriously painted with wall paintings. The ground floor has the wonderfully enriched Assembly Hall and cells for some ministers.
Key Gompa now has a place with the Gelugpa order, alongside Tabo Monastery and Drangtse Monastery, one of three in Spiti.
“The cloister of Kee, for occasion, obliges aboutin 250 misters, who live inside the sacrosanct dividers in winter, and stay amid the late spring with their folks or siblings, working in the fields, or utilized in conveying explorers’ products. These religious communities have their general heads, or abbots, and the higher clerical titles must be acquired by the applicants continuing in individual to either Shigatzee (Shigatse) or Lhassa (Lhasa).
A festival of its thousand years was led in 2000 within the sight of the Dalai Lama.
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