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

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.

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My Stamp released with Ambaran – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

My Stamp released with Ambaran – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

Design – 09/25

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

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.

Date Of Issue:-26.11.2011.

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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

Design – 08/25

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

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.

 

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

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

Design – 07/25

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

Alchi Gompa dates back to the year 1000 AD and was built by the Translator, Rinchen Zangpo. He even made a reference about the monastery in his biographies. It is written that he brought thirty-two sculptors and wood carvers from Kashmir, for the construction of the Alchi Monastery of Leh Ladakh. The monastery is sited at a distance of approximately 67 km to the west of Leh. One can easily see an Indian touch in this monastery, especially in the way its paintings have been made.

Three sacred temples, with the main one being that of Rinchen Lhakhang at Lotsa Lhakhang, make up a major part of the Alchi Gompa of Ladakh.

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Date Of Issue:-26.11.2011.

My Stamp released with BardanMonastery, Leh – Jammu Stamp Show-2011

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

Design – 06/25

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

Bardan Monastery of Ladakh, standing atop a rocky crag, lies at a distance of approximately 12 km to the south of Padum. It belongs to the Dugpa-Kargyud monastic order. Infact, it was one of the first centers of Dugpa-Kargyud monastic order to be set up in Zanskar. Bardan Gompa of Leh Ladakh dates back to the 17th century. A number of smaller monasteries in the region come under the management of Bardan. One such monastery is the Sani Gompa

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

Thiksey Gompa of Ladakh is situated at a distance of approximately 18 km from the town of Leh. One of the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh, it belongs to the Gelukpa Order of Buddhism. Sherab Zangpo of Stod got the Thikse Monastery built for the first time, at Stakmo. However, later Spon Paldan Sherab, the nephew of Sherab Zangpo, reconstructed the monastery in the year 1430 AD. The new monastery was sited on a hilltop, to the north of Indus River.

Thikse Monastery of Leh Ladakh houses a temple, known as Lakhang Nyerma. This temple, built by Rinchen Zangpo, the Translator, is dedicated to Goddess Dorje Chenmo. A huge temple in its time, today it stands mostly in ruins. Apart from this temple, there are a number of other sacred shrines inside the monastery complex. The monastery also has a rich collection of numerous valuable artifacts and ancient relics.

Date Of Issue:-26.11.2011.

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

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

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

Stok Monastery is a Buddhistmonastery in Leh district, Ladakh,  15 kilometres south of Leh.It was founded by Lama Lhawang Lotusin the 14th Century and has a notable library including all 108 volumes of the Kangiur. A ritual dance-mask festival is held annually.It was used for some time as a residence by the Ladakhi royalty.

Date Of Issue:-26.11.2011.

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

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

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

Chemrey Monastery is a 1664 Buddhist monastery, approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Leh, Ladakh. It belongs to the Drugpa monastic order and was founded by the Lama Tagsang Raschenand dedicated to King Sengge amgyal.

The monastery has a notable high Padmasambhava statue. It also contains a valuable collection of scriptures.

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Date Of Issue:-26.11.2011.

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

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

Design – 01/25

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

Spituk Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Leh District, Ladakh, 8 kilometres from Leh.It was founded by Od-de, the elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub Od in the 11th Century. Founded as a Red Hat institution, the monastery was taken over by the Yellow Hat sect in the 15th century.

The monastery contains 100 monks and a giant statue of Kali (unveiled during the annual Spitok festival).

Every year the Gustor Festivalis held at Spituk from the 27th to 29th day in the eleventh month of the Tibetan calendar.

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Date Of Issue:-26.11.2011.