Stakna Monastery

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Stakna Monastery
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Stakna
Stakna Monastery is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Stakna Monastery
Stakna Monastery
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Location within India
Coordinates: 34°0′18″N 77°41′5″E / 34.00500°N 77.68472°E / 34.00500; 77.68472
Monastery information
Location Leh district Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Founded by Chosje Jamyang Palkar
Founded Late 16th century
Type Tibetan Buddhist
Sect Drugpa
Number of monks 30
Stakna Monastery from opposite bank of river Indus

Stakna Monastery or Stakna Gompa is a Buddhist monastery of the Drugpa sect in Leh district, Ladakh, northern India, 21 or 25 kilometres from Leh on the left bank of the Indus River.[1]

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.[1] Of note is a sacred Arya Avalokitesvara statue from Kamrup, Assam.[1] Stakna has a residence of approximately 30 monks.[1]

Footnotes[edit]

Thangka at Stakna monastery
  1. ^ a b c d "Stakna Gompa". Buddhist-temples.com. Retrieved October 19, 2009.