Takthok Monastery, Sakti





Takthok Monastery (also known as Thag Thog or Thak Thak) is a Buddhist monastery in Sakti village in Ladakh, northern India, located approximately 46 kilometres east of Leh. The name Takthok, literally meaning 'rock-roof' was named because both its roof as well as walls are made up of rock. It belongs to the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and approximately 55 lamas reside there. It is the only Nyingma monastery in Ladakh.
The monastery was founded around the mid-16th century during the reign of Tshewang Namgyal on a mountainside around a cave in which Padmasambhava is said to have meditated in the 8th century. Every year on the 9th and 10th day of the sixth month of the Tibetan calendar, celebrations which include sacred dances are held.
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  • Tak Thok Monastery is located at a distance of 10 Km from Chemre in the Chemre valley of the Ladakh. The Head-Lama of the monastery is from Tibet and is highly respected by the Ladakhi community. The....  more »
  • Takthok Gompa is a Buddhist monastery located in Sakti village of the Ladakh around 50 km east of the district headquarters of Leh. The roof of the monastery is made of rocks, hence its name Takthok.....  more »
  • The trek-path upto the hill-top where this monastery is located was thrilling. There were varieies of flora visible all around. The monastery had numerous bells of different sizes, hanging from the...  more »
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