Shargole Monastery, Kargil

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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.

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