valley gives equal opportunities for every religion to subsist.
The denizens too respect all the religions in the valley and visit
other places of worship.
The large number of Buddhists in the valley has resulted in two monasteries
in the valley, one in Manali and the other in Pangran.
The monastery in Manali is newly built one. Lamas are trained
as preachers and performers of religious rites in the monastery.
The monastery also runs a Thanka school of arts and a carpet-weaving
This is done mainly to preserve ancient Tibetan art. Articles
of handicraft are also kept for sale to outsiders. The paintings
inside depict events from Lord Buddha's life. The Kalchakra i.e.
the wheel of life painted on the wall of the monastery shows the
circle of life. In the vicinity of the monastery there is the
'manne'. The Buddhists believe that rotating it gives you salvation.
is another monastery at Pangran, about 7 km from Patlikuhl a small
town on National Highway. The lamas (Monks) are given training
to be preachers. During the training the lamas are not allowed
to go out. They are provided with lodging and food.