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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  • We visited the monastery as part of the tour while going to Hemis monastery and thus completing the monastery circuit  more »
  • During our holidays in Leh, we had visited this small but beautiful monastery located on a hill on a diversion from the Leh Manali highway. We had to travel over a small wooden bridge on the Indus riv...  more »
  • Very beautiful and stunning wall paintings. Very quiet and peaceful place. Said to be one of the richest monasteries around.  more »
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