(Last Updated on : 10/11/2014)
Shargol Monastery is one of the Buddhist monasteries situated in the village
of Shargole in the Kargil District
of Jammu and Kashmir
. It is located around 10 km from Mulbekh
in the Kargil District. The monastery is constructed in such a way that it gives an impression of being hanging out of the mountain
. This old Ge-Lugs Pa Buddhist monastery attracts tourists from various places of the world.
Attractions of Shargol Monastery
Though the monastery is small yet it houses some fascinating frescoes that are worth seeing. There is a temple
with an image of an eleven handed Avalokiteshwar in the monastery. The wooden carved images of Tara, done by the Tibetan artists are imposing to look at. There is a tiny Buddhist nunnery below. The Shargol monastery projects a brown, granite cliff which appears as if suspended in the middle of the mountain. From the balcony of this monastery, people can enjoy the view of Cantilever Monastery that adds to the spiritual experience. The monastery can be accessed on the Kargil
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