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Kardang Monastery

#Monastery in Keylong

Covered with colorful frescoes and murals dating back to 12 th Century lies Kardang Gompa, which is 5 km away from Keylong. It is considered to be the oldest monastery with a backdrop of the bare mountains of the Rangcha Massif and a flowing river Bhaga on its embankments.

Kardang Gompa (or monastery) houses a huge repository of some exquisite thangka paintings, old weapons and musical instruments. It is a home of 30 monks and nuns having equal rights. Also, apart from being the key monastery of the Lahaul Valley, it is also the home of the remains of Lama Norbu, the founder of the Gompa. Other features of this gompa are a large golden Buddha statue, statues of Guru Padmasambhava, Tara Devi and Tayden Shakyashree from the Tibetan lineage and a magnificent statue of Avalokiteshvara.

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