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.Put Stakna Monastery into our Leh trip itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Lohnenswerter Besuch. War schon mehrmals hier. Freistehendes Kloster im Industal, unweit Thiksey. Tolle Geschichte, Farben. Der Rimboche (Vorsteher) wurde 2016 als 5jähriger neu bestimmt. Surreal mit ... read more »Worthwhile visiting. Was already several times here. Free-standing monastery in the Indus Valley, near Thiksey. Great story, colors. Rimboche (head) was appointed new 2016 5 year. Surreal with the plastic toy in front of his room. Impressive old thankas and Taras.show original
Visit the place to get amazing views of the valley around the monastery. The monastery itself, perched on top of the hill next to the river provides an excellent backdrop for landscape photographs in ... read more »
this is on the side of the indus river.amazing views.i captured so many photos from here.beautiful paintings on inside the wall of this gompa..
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