Mulbekh Monastery

Mulbekh Monastery, Kargil Overview

Enshrined with the 9 meter tall idol of Maitreya Buddha (future) chiseled in the rocks, Mulbekh monastery is 36 Km away from Kargil on the way towards Leh on the National highway 1D.

It is believed that the idol dates back to the 8th century but another school of thought believes it to have been built in Kushan's period. The sculpture is said to have been carved by the missionaries, but the artwork further depicts that these missionaries were not Tibetans and were probably Ladaakhis. There are other ancient edicts near the main sculpture in Kharoshti script. Mulbekh otherwise forms a panorama encomprised of sturdy rock with occasional green patches spread across the unending horizon

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