My Stamp released with Phugtal Monastery – Jammu Stamp Show-2011
Design – 10/25
During Jammu Stamp Show-2011, 25 designs of Buddhist Heritage Sites in J&K were introduced.
As its name suggests (Phug means cave), the honey-comb-like Phugtal Monastery, home to more than 70 monks, stands at the opening of a large cave on a cliff above the Tsarap River. It has three large and one small prayer room whose unique, exquisite frescoes are similar to the 11th century ones of Alchi Monastery. The chorten here is believed to house the relics of Tsherap Zangpo, its founder. Csoma de Koros, regarded as the father of modern Tibetology, is said to have spent one year here. It takes a tough, arduous trek of two or three days to reach this isolated monastery, which appears to be miraculously glued on to the side of a vertical rock-face.
The imposing monastery of Phugtal, which belongs to the Gelukpa order, is a rare, unmatched sight. Phugtal Gompa offers you a glimpse of the importance of Buddhism in Ladakh.
Date Of Issue:-26.11.2011.
Complete 25 designs of Buddhist Heritage Sites issued during Jammu Stamp Show 2011.View at a Glance, Click on below link:-
Complete 17 designs of Jammu Sites issued during Jammu Stamp Show 2011.View at a Glance, Click on below link:-