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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  • August 4, 2017
    往Hemis的路上看到山丘上佇立的Stakna吸引了我們的目光,很慶幸最後有繞進去逛逛,擁有四百年悠久歷史以外,新的小小仁波切正在大家的照顧下成長著,令人感覺到傳承的溫暖與期待! Stakna Monastery catch our eyes on the way to Hemis thus we dropped by there on the way back to Leh. It was a ...  more »
  • May 21, 2017
    Karoo hath found a bend to the left along the way to get back to Leh in North of the highway and a T-intersection. Go to monasteries, this run the scooter arrived. Monastery on the Plains rise up like navel alone because all sides overlook. Wind is unobstructed but became so blown by scooter. Few tourists. Off the beaten path!
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  • April 24, 2017
    I saw this monastery on the rod side from Pangong Lake to Leh city. The view of Indus river and the monastery was epic!  more »

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