Mharme Lha Khang Gompa

This monastery is situated north of Muktinath temple. Mharme Lha Khang translates as thousand holy lamps. As this monastery is dedicated to Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava), his huge clay image is placed at centre of altar along with the Bon deities: red Trakpo at the right side and blue Singe Doma at the left side. Since Singe Doma is lion headed deity, Hindu worships as Narsinha and named the monastery Narsingh Gompa. It is also believed that it is Ne Chog Khandoling (lit. holy meditation spot) of Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) where he got enlightenment during his meditation. The presence of Bon deities in this monastery indicate that present day Muktichhetra used to be Bon pilgrimage site in early days.
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