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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  • This monastry is located on a small Hill top near the Leh city. The shape of hill is like nose of tiger and hence the name of place.  more »
  • This monastery is located on a mound in the area across the Indus River. The Indus River and the Koyama scene are wonderful, and I want to watch it indefinitely.
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