Shargole Monastery in Kargil (Ladakh)

Shargole Monastery Overview

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Shargole Monastery is a small gompa near Kargil, which is perched in the heart of a granite cliff. The monastery follows the lineage of the Gelug that is a Yellow Hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

An idol of Avalokiteshvara – the Mahayana god of compassion and mercy is present inside this shrine. Three wooden images of Hindu Goddess Tara also adorn the interiors of this monastery that have been meticulously carved by Tibetan artists.

From the balcony of this gompa, visitors get a view of the Cantilever Monastery that adds to the spiritual experience. A small Buddhist nunnery is also present below the Shargole Monastery.

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