Sun. Jun 26th, 2022

Mysterious Himachal

Land of God & Faith

Rangrik Village – Spiti Valley

Rangrik is a small village located about 6 km from Kaza across the Spiti River connected by a small bridge. it is quite a big village with a population of about 900 people. It is a relatively green patch in an otherwise barren landscape. Rangrik is located at an altitude of 12400 feet above sea level. It is considered to be the largest village in Spiti in term of area and population. Rangrik is just 8 km from Kaza town.          

Across a small dam in the village lies a small cave that has a mysterious stone with magnetic properties. While I understand the magnetic properties of the stone, it was the cave that was intriguing. A small 6 feet by 6 feet space that had everything needed for a stay of an individual—a kitchen, a prayer place, a bed and a reading and writing table. Some monk probably used to live here in seclusion. The cave is kept open, which tells a lot about the culture of this place.  You will see 25feet golden statue of Lord buddha when you will enter Rangrik village. The village monastery is situated in close proximity to the statue.