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- n. Plural form of gompa.
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Many of the annual festivals of the gompas take place in winter, a relatively idle time for the majority of the people.
All Ladakhi Buddhists celebrate it by making offerings to the gods, both in gompas and in their domestic shrines.
For centuries, the Ladakhi people have been building enormous monastaries, or gompas, that usually sit on top of rocky cliffs.
Even within the city of Leh itself there are several of these gompas.