Narsingh monastery

Narsingh monastery (Nepali: नरसिंह गुम्बा, Narsingh Gumba or Gompa) is a Buddhist monastery located in the rural Baragung Muktichhetra municipality of Mustang District in Nepal. It is situated in the northern side of the Muktinath temple.[1] It was constructed in the 6th century AD.[2] The local Buddhists call it the "Temple of 1,000 Lamps" (Mharme Lha Khang Gompa).

Narsingh monastery (नरसिंह गुम्बा)
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AffiliationTibetan Buddhism
LocationMustang, Nepal
Narsingh monastery is located in Nepal
Narsingh monastery
Shown within Nepal
Geographic coordinates28°49′0″N 83°52′15″E / 28.81667°N 83.87083°E / 28.81667; 83.87083 28°49′0″N 83°52′15″E

The monastery has a statue of Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) and his friends Tibetan tantric deities Drag Po on the right and Seng Dong on the left.[3][4] Hindus also worship in this monastery, considering the deity of this monastery to be the Narasimha avatar of Vishnu (a humanoid lion).

The monastery is constructed of stone and mud masonry. Due to water leakage, it was renovated in 2018 at a cost of NRs. 28,500,000.[2]

See alsoEdit


  • Vallangi, Neelima. "Climate change threatens 1,000-year-old monastery in remote Nepal". Retrieved 2020-08-22.


  Media related to Narsingh Gompa, Muktinath at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ "Kailash Manasarovar". Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  2. ^ a b Setopati, Setopati. "Ancient monastery renovated in Mustang". Setopati. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  3. ^ "तीन गन्तव्य". Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  4. ^ "The Story of Sri Muktinath Temple - The Temple of Liberation". VedicFeed. 2018-10-02. Retrieved 2020-08-22.