My Stamp released with Stakna Monastery, Leh – Jammu Stamp Show-2011
Design – 5/25
During Jammu Stamp Show-2011, 25 designs of Buddhist Heritage Sites in J&K were introduced.
Stakna Gompa of Ladakh is at a distance of approximately 25 km from the town of Leh. The name, ‘Stakna’ literally means ‘tiger’s nose’. The monastery was so named because it was built on a hill, which is shaped just like a tiger’s nose. Stakna Monastery of Leh Ladakh owes its inception to Chosje Jamyang Palkar, the great scholar saint of Bhutan. It formed a part of the many religious estates offered by the Dharmaraja Jamyang Namgial to the saint, around 1580 AD.
The central image inside the monastery is that of the sacred Arya Avalokitesvara from Kamrup (Assam). Stakna belongs to the Dugpa order and serves as the residence of approximately 30 monks. The successive reincarnations of the Stakna Tulku continue to serve as the incumbents of the monastery, preserving the teachings of the Dugpa order. Stakna Gompa also has a number of monasteries attached to it, namely Mud and Kharu and those of Stakrimo, Bardan and Sani in Zanskar.
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:-