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Stakna Monastery, Leh

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Stakna Monastery or Stakna Gompa is a Buddhist monastery of the Drugpa sect in Stakna, Leh district, Ladakh, northern India, 21 or 25 kilometres from Leh on the left bank of the Indus River.It was founded in the late 16th century by a Bhutanese scholar and saint, Chosje Jamyang Palkar. The name, literally meaning 'tiger's nose' was given because it was built on a hill shaped like a tiger's nose. Of note is a sacred Arya Avalokitesvara statue from Kamrup, Assam. Stakna has a residence of approximately 30 monks.
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  • Stakna, for us, was a worthwhile trip after Thiksey. hardly anyone visits here and we had the place to ourself. A lovely monk gave us a personal guided tour of all the temples. The views also are love...  more »
  • Because there were ony three other visitors, the resident monk took us around the three different temples, one of them which is normally not open. He explained a number of details as well as special a...  more »
  • Dating back to 1618. There are two courtyards, very small, but very nice. Beautiful rooms with statues and prayer books. You can shoot freely.
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