My Stamp released with Hemis Monastery – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

My Stamp released with Hemis Monastery – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

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During Jammu Stamp Show-2011, 25 designs of Buddhist Heritage Sites in J&K were introduced.

Hemis Monastery holds the distinction of being the biggest as well as the wealthiest monastery of Ladakh. It dates back to the year 1630 and was founded by the first incarnation of Stagsang Raspa Nawang Gyatso. Hemis Monastery is positioned inside a gorge, at a distance of approximately 47 km from Leh. Belonging to the Dugpa Order, it stands on the western bank of the Indus River. The monastery also boasts of a very rich collection of ancient relics.

The array of items kept inside the monastery consist of a copper-gilt statue of the Lord Buddha, various gold and silver stupas, sacred thankas and several other exquisite objects.

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My Stamp released with Harwan Monastery – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

My Stamp released with Harwan Monastery – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

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The Kushanas, who originally hailed from China, conquered the flourishing city of Taxila including the whole of the Gandhar region in the later period of the 4th century BCE and continued with their regime till 230 BCE. The Kushanas were liberal enough to encourage the Indian art along with the state religion Buddhism. In the ‘golden age’ of Taxila, Kushanas not only supported Buddhism but also built numerous temples and monasteries in and around Taxila. Unfortunately, the invasion of the Sassanian rulers on Gandhara though ended the Kushana’s rule in 230 BCE, but the later also protected Buddhism alike their predecessor till the invasion of the White Huns on Taxila in the 5th century CE, who plundered the city and destroyed the monasteries, temples and viharas of Taxila.
Date Of Issue:-26.11.2011.

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My Stamp released with Lingshed Monastery – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

My Stamp released with Lingshed Monastery – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

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Lingshed Monastery  was founded as a Geluk School Monastery in the 1440s by Changsems Sherabs Zangpo, disciple of the noted Tibetan preceptor Je Tsongkhapa. Local tradition records how Sherabs Zangpo, having founded Karsha and Phugtal Monasteries to the south, travelled over Hanuma-La Pass to the south of Lingshed, from where he saw an ‘auspicious shining light’ shining on a rock on the hillside. He built a chorten around that rock, and this became the basis of Kumbum’s central shrine, Tashi ‘Od Bar (‘Auspicious Shining Light’ shrine).

In 1779, the Ladakhi king Tsewang Namgyal donated the lands of Lingshed and its surrounding villages (along with the Zanskari monasteries and villages of Karsha, Mune, Phuktal and Rangdum) to Lobsang Gelek Yeshe Dragpa, the 3rd incarnate of the Ngari Rinpoche lineage. In 1783, Ngari Rinpoche founded Rangdum Monastery on the boundary of the Karsha Valley as his ecclesiastical seat, to which Lingshed is subordinate.

Date Of Issue:-26.11.2011.

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My Stamp released with Likir Monastery – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

My Stamp released with Likir Monastery – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

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The name Likir means “The Naga – Encircled”. The reason behind this naming of Likir Gompa of Ladakh is that it stands surrounded by the bodies of the two great serpent spirits, the Naga-rajas, Nanda and Taksako. The monastery is situated at a distance of approximately 62 km to the west of Leh town. Lhachen Gyalpo, the fifth king of Ladakh, offered the site where the monastery now stands, to Lama Duwang Chosje. The Lama, a great champion of meditation, blessed the site offered to him, after which the construction on the monastery was undertaken.

The Likkir Monastery of Leh Ladakh was founded in the later half of the 11th century, around the year 1605. It belongs to the Yellow Hat Sect, founded by Tsongkhapa. It consists of a number of shrines inside its complex. Presently, it serves as the residence of approximately 120 Buddhist monks. The monastery also has a school, in which almost thirty students study. In the 15th century, Likir Gompa came under the influence of Lodos Sangphu. A disciple of Khasdubje, he made efforts to see that the monastery flourished and prospered.

Date Of Issue:-26.11.2011.

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My Stamp released with Matho Monastery – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

My Stamp released with Matho Monastery – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

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Matho Monastery, with the history of five hundred years and the only monastery under the Saskya monastic Establishment in Leh, is located 26 km from the city on the beautiful Indus River valley. Believed to be established by Lama Dugpa Dorje, a famous Lama in Buddhist Monarchy, the monastery houses worthy marvelous collection of ancient thankas, especially some in the form of mandalas. The significance of this monastery lies in it being the only one that belongs to the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism in Ladakh. Also, the monastery is centred on the Saskya monastery of Tibet. Presently, the gompa houses nearly 60 lamas and 30 novices from the larger gompas in Ladakh.

Date Of Issue:-26.11.2011.

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My Stamp released with Karsha Monastery – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

My Stamp released with Karsha Monastery – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

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The Karsha Monastery of Ladakh is situated in the Karsha village of the Zanskar region. The full name of Karsha, the largest monastery of Zanskar, is Karsha Chamspaling. Phagspa Shesrab, the translator of Zanskar first founded this monastery. The monastery, as it stands today, was the result of the efforts of the Teacher, Dorje Shesrab. It was under him only that the monastery flourished and prospered. Shesrab Zangpo of Stod was the one to introduce the Gelukpa Order in the Karsha Gompa of Leh Ladakh.

The monastery consists of a number of shrines and boasts of some of the most exquisite wall paintings, by the Lama Dzadpa Dorje.

Date Of Issue:-26.11.2011.

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My Stamp released with Lamayuru Monastery – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

My Stamp released with Lamayuru Monastery – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

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Lamayuru Monastery is situated in Ladakh, in between Bodhkharbu and Kha-la-che, on a steep rock mountain. It lies at a distance of approximately 127 km to the west of Leh town. Lamayuru Monastery belongs to the Red-Hat sect of Buddhism and houses approximately 150 Buddhist monks. The monastery is made up of a number of shrines and also has a very rich collection of thankas and magnificent wall paintings. At the outset, the Lamayuru Monastery consisted of five buildings, out of which only the central one exists today.

Date Of Issue:-26.11.2011.

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My Stamp released with Phugtal Monastery – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

My Stamp released with Phugtal Monastery – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

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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.

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My Stamp released with Ambaran – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

My Stamp released with Ambaran – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

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The buddhist monastic complex at Ambaran is located in the hamlet of Pambarwan, Ambarwan village of Akhnuz tehsil in Jammu Distt. The site is located on the right bank of the Chenab river just 1 km. away from the point where the mighty river enters the plains after travelling more than 2000 kms. in the mountains form its source of origin in Himachal Pradesh. The site is located 26 kms. away from the Jammu city in the Northern India in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

The excavation unearthed a part of the monastic complex and a Buddhist stupa. The most important findings at the site were a silver coin, gold leaves, a tooth probably of the Lord Buddha enshrined in a casket. The site yielded beautiful terracotta parts of human figures that must have embellished the wall of the monastic complex. The moulding technique of these terracotta fingers, palms and other body parts conveys that they were made by master craftsmen who had a thorough understanding of human anatomy.

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My Stamp released with Thagthok Monastery, Leh – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

My Stamp released with Thagthok Monastery, Leh – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

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akthok Monastery of Ladakh is situated in Sakti Village, at a distance of approximately 46 km from the town of Leh. The site where the monastery is now situated, once served as the meditation cave of Mahasidhas “Kunga Phuntsog”. The name Takthok literally means ‘rock-roof’. The monastery was so named, as both its roof as well as walls are made up of rock. Tak Thok belongs to the Nying-ma-pa sect of Buddhism, also known as the Old Order, and serves as the residence of approximately 55 lamas.

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Date Of Issue:-26.11.2011.