Kardang Monastery

Kardang Monastery or Gompa, a Budhhist temple. Built in 12th Century, one of the oldest possessions of Drupka. Drukpa Lineage monastery, one of the most famous and important monastery in the Lahaul valley for its architecture and religious significance. It is situated at an altitude of 3500m on the bank of river Bhaga.

The Monastery is also an important educational centre. It consists some of the finest books of Buddhist literature, including Kangyur and Tangyur scriptures in Bhotia or Sherpa language Every year in around June or July, the monastery hosts a mask dance. It also has a good collection of fine thankas and musical instruments such as drums, horns, lutes, as well as the old weapons.

Every year it attracts lot of tourist for its breath-taking surroundings and architecture.

The monastery is a huge white building divided into three sections. The first section consists a large 4-foot-long prayer hall. Second room consists an eleven-headed statue of Avalokitesvara, Used garments and a skull of Lama M Norbu’s. In Third room, there is a six-foot-high wooden prayer wheel decorated with brass bell on top.

Location

Its near Keylong, around 8km away from the town. Kardang is well connected by road via Tandi bridge which is 14 km from Keylong.