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Shargole Monastery, Kargil


Shargole Monastery or Gompa, a small but famous Gelug-pa or Yellow Hat sect Buddhist Monastery, is located in the village of Shargole in the Kargil District. The monastery has an idol of an Avalokiteshvara, a 'bodhisattva’ or enlightenment-being who embodies the compassion of all the Buddhas, and three pictures of Tara Devi, a Hindu goddess. The statue of the goddess is carved out of wood by artists from Tibet. Travellers can also see the Cantilever Monastery from the balcony of the gompa.

Kargil photos, Shargole Monastery
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