Bardan Monastery

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A thangka on the wall of Bardan representing the wheel of life

Bardan Monastery or Bardan Gompa is a 17th-century Buddhist monastery, approximately 12 kilometres south of Padum, in Zanskar, Ladakh, northern India. It belongs to the Dugpa-Kargyud monastic order and was one of the first monasteries of this sect to be established in Zanskar.[1] The monastery also ran several smaller hermitages in the area.

The monastery consists of a large Dukhang or assembly hall which has some grand statues of Buddhist figures and several small stupas in clay, bronze, wood and copper.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bardan Monastery". Buddhist-temples.com. Archived from the original on 3 November 2009. Retrieved September 30, 2009. 

Coordinates: 33°23′24″N 76°54′36″E / 33.39000°N 76.91000°E / 33.39000; 76.91000