Himachal Pradesh is a state of high
mountains and beautiful valleys. Its mountains are snow covered
its lake crystal blue and its valleys filled with fruits, flowers
and pine and deodar forests. This land of the Gods is particularly
influenced by Lord Shiva, Durga and Buddha along with numerous Rishi's
and other gods of the Hindu religion. You can find the Shikara,
Pagoda, and Mandap, Flat-roofed, Gompa and Cave styles of temples.
The monasteries with their Gompas that are found here are both old
and new. One among the various beautiful monastries is 'Ki (Kye)
The 'Ki (Kye) Monastery' serves the western part of Spiti and the
most prominent feature of the valley. It lies about 14-kms north
of Kaza and holds the honor of being the oldest and biggest monastery
It is a well-known religious training center for the Lamas, whom
one will find dancing, singing and playing on their pipes and horns.