Cave shrines

The cave shrines located on the mountain slopes have only partially been preserved. However, the sanctuary is still intact. It is composed of an entry hall, a dormitory, a refectory and an assembly hall. The walls of the assembly hall are decorated with murals that were originally painted in the 15th- and 15th-century Guge style: depicted Green Tara, White Tara, Shahasrabhuja Lokesvara, and Amitabha on the west wall; depicted Maitreya, Buddha Shakyamuni and Manjushri on the north wall; and depicting Khedrub Je, Bhaushaya Guri and Amitayus on the east wall.

Photo by Peter van Ham
Photo by Peter van Ham
Photo by Peter van Ham


Tabo Monastery
The Institute of Studies in Buddhist Philosophy and Tribal Cultural Society (ISBP & TCS)
Village and P.O. Tabo
Distt. Lahaul and Spiti
Himachal Pradesh 172113




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