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Monk in Stakna Monastery

In mid of winter, you hardly find any one to travel in this region. Winter conditions are hard to be alive, temperature never comes up below -5 to -10 Degree Celsius. In Monastery you find at least one monk who takes care of regular activities. This monk was waiting to welcome us, some of the rare visitors in winter. Stakna Gompa, A splendid structure on a 60meters high isolated rock and in backdrop stok mountain range, a one of the most accessible monasteries, is another eye-catching monastery located 25 km from Leh. This monastery is a visual display of the religious and cultural heritage of India and Buddhism. The monastery; built by a great scholar and Buddhist follower Chosje Jamyang Palkar in the year 1580, is a treasure of Buddhist scholarly teachings, artifacts and paintings. The Gompa is constructed by Drukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The name Stakna, literally meaning 'tiger's nose' was given because it was built on a hill shaped like a tiger's nose.

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Manish

"adventure is the blurred line separating stupidity & bravery. you are never sure which side you stand on.." I'm computer idiot.... although I like computers & network engineer, I feel, caught in wrong job .. Looking for right place in mountains and feel too.. It is better to die in mountains, than in hospital bed.
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