Museum paying tribute to Ladakh’s ‘modern architect’ being set up in Leh


A museum paying tribute to Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, hailed as the ‘architect of modern Ladakh’, is being set up at the Spituk monastery here, officials said on Wednesday.

Ladakh Lieutenant Governor Brigadier B D Mishra (retd.) Tuesday laid the foundation stone for the museum, which will highlight the 19th Arhat Bakula Rinpoche’s contribution to the region’s development.

“The setting up of the Spituk monastery museum is a major step in preserving and showcasing Ladakh’s rich heritage. It will be a tribute to the 19th Arhat Bakula,” Mishra said.