403 Muktinath Sarwa Sangdo Gompa With Statues Of Buddha, Avalokiteshvara And Padmasambhava [12 of 26]
Sarwa (also called Sangdo) Gompa is the first temple on entering the Muktinath temple complex. The building was reconstructed in 1981 by the villagers of Khingar and Jharkot. The main image is Shakyamuni Buddha. To the left of the Buddha statue is Avalokiteshvara (Tib. Chenrezig), the bodhisattva of compassion, of whom the Dalai Lama is a manifestation in human form. To the right of the Buddha statue is Padmasambhava (Tib. Guru Rinpoche), who brought Buddhism to Tibet in 8C.