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Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa is a monastery located in Manali which is a well known religious centre, especially for the Buddhists. However, people belonging to any religious belief are welcome to explore and soak in the divine spiritual vibe of the place. The monastery is a small shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha. One will find some decorative murals on the structure that depict Lord Buddha's ideas and values about humanity and life. The monastery monks offer prayers, study and share their knowledge about Buddhism and the importance of tolerance and non-violence. Their presence and the prayers of the devotees or the followers increase the divine vibe ten folds.
The enchanting monastery was constructed in 1960 by Tibetan Refugees and is often visited by Buddhists from Kinnaur, Tibet, Nepal, and Spiti. It serves as an essential point of gathering for the Buddhists. Tourists can also sit and meditate in the tranquil environment of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa. There is a market near the monastery where tourists can find Tibetan items on sale. Meditation inside the monastery is allowed, and tourists can spend some time here contemplating the meaning of life. Those who are constantly seeking a way to calm down and find peace must head to Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa and spend some hours in silence before doing anything else in Manali.
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