Stok Monastery

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Stok Monastery
Stok palau 1.jpg
Stok Monastery
Stok Monastery is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Stok Monastery
Stok Monastery
Location within India
Coordinates: 34°4′12″N 77°34′12″E / 34.07000°N 77.57000°E / 34.07000; 77.57000
Monastery information
Location Stok, Leh district Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Founded by Lhawang Lotus
Founded Late 14th century
Type Tibetan Buddhist

Stok Monastery or Stok Gompa or Palace is a Buddhist monastery in Stok, Leh district, Ladakh, northern India, 15 kilometres south of Leh.[1] It was founded by Lama Lhawang Lotus in the 14th Century and has a notable library including all 108 volumes of the Kangyur. A ritual dance-mask festival is held annually.[1]

It was used for some time as a residence by the Ladakhi royalty of the Namgyal dynasty of Ladakh.


  1. ^ a b "Stok Gompa". Retrieved October 20, 2009.