Location of Khardong Monastery
It is located 5km from Keylong, in Lahul and Spiti district, Himachal Pradesh. The monastery is situated on the left bank of the Bhaga River in Khardong Village, at an elevation of 3500m above the surface level.
Attractions of Khardong Monastery
This medieval monastery is renowned as an archetypal Lahul and Spiti architectural wonder. The gompa houses an immense library, containing the Kangyur and Tangyur volumes of Buddhist scriptures in Bhoti style, erstwhile weapons and a vast collection of intricate and finespun Thangka paintings and musical instruments including lutes and horns.
Another attraction of the monastery is the huge prayer drum which contains strips of paper upon which are the sacred mantra 'Om Mani Padme Hum'. This mantra has been written a million times.
Khardong monastery sports the maximum strength of monks and nuns in the Lahul region. The gompa can be reached by bus from Keylong.
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