Kargil –the hill over looking
The past also occasionally comes to life: near Kargil, a village called Karkichu seemed to sprig at us straight from Biblical times.
Kargil, 200 km from
Mulbekh, 40 km from Kargil, on the road towards Leh, is another important historical landmark. It is the site of a statue of the Buddha, hewn out of the rock face and I a marvelous state of preservation, even though it probably dates back to the first century AD when Buddhist came to Ladakh. Mulbekh, in fact, divides Muslim Ladakh from Buddhist Ladakh: between
From Mubekh onwards, the Buddhist influence also becomes visually more apparent. You begin to notice high cairn –like mounds with a prayer flag flutter from the top. These are chortens, sacred to the Buddhists- on them every traveler who has successfully negotiated the perils of the route lays a stone. There are also the countless mani stones- some no bigger than pebbles, others massive rock face4s –o which the ancient prayer, `Oh Jewel in the Lotus Flower’ has been lovingly carved.
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