Stakna, simply, means “Tiger’s Nose”, is located at the melting point of high rock amidst the Indus Valley. Constructed 500 years ago, it belongs to Red-Hat Sect of Buddhism and provides shelter to 35 lamas. It has several subsidiary monasteries including three in the Zanskar valley. The building complex contains the Apartment of the principal Lama, a Dukhang (main temple and Assembly Hall) and their attendants.
In the room opposite of the Dukhnag, a wooden cupboard includes figure of Dorjie Phakma, a Boddhisattva, along with Sashan Gyat (the 8 positions of Buddha). One the right side of the room, there is central statue of Avalokitesvara with his eleven hands and one thousand heads (equivalent to Hindu Lord Shiva).
Further, there are the apartments of head lama, designed in colorful Tibetan style. This section of the Gompa also contains numerous statues of Buddhist deities and historical personages in the glass fronted cupboards. The library of the monastery is one of the most beautiful libraries of Ladakh. It also boasts of glided statue of the previous Rimpoche of Stakna.
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