While visiting the Diskit Monastery in Ladakh, visitors can witness the holy statue of Maitreya Buddha. Built in 1996, this sacred statue, according to the Buddhist eschatology is believed to be of the ‘Future Buddha’. It is also referred to as ‘Ajita’ in Buddhist literature and is considered as a guardian statue that protects, prevents and spreads peace in the entire Leh Ladakh region. Among all the religious places to visit in Leh Ladakh, a visit to the Maitreya Buddha will complete your Leh Ladakh tour.
When to VisitMaitreya Buddha
June to September is considered as the ideal time to visit Maitreya Buddha in the Nubra Valley. During this time, the weather remains pleasant with no harshness of the winters.
How to Reach Maitreya Buddha
A visit to the enchanting Diskit Monastery is included in almost all the Leh Ladakh tour packages. One can visit the Maitreya Buddha from this pious monastery or can hire private taxis to reach its location.