Stakna Monastery

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.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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Stakna Monastery
Alt Name:
Stakna Gompa
Founded by:
Chosje Jamyang Palkar
Late 16th century
Tibetan Buddhist
Leh district Ladakh
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