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Stok Monastery

Stok Monastery
Stok Monastery
Stok Monastery is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Stok Monastery
Stok Monastery
Location within India
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Monastery information
Location Leh district Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Founded by Lhawang Lotus
Founded Late 14th century
Type Tibetan Buddhist

Stok Monastery or Stok Gompa or Palace is a Buddhist monastery in Leh district, Ladakh, northern India, 15 kilometres south of Leh.[1] It was founded by Lama Lhawang Lotus in the 14th Century and has a notable library including all 108 volumes of the Kangjur. A ritual dance-mask festival is held annually.[1] It was used for some time as a residence by the Ladakhi royalty.

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  1. ^ a b "Stok Gompa". Buddhist-temples.com. Retrieved October 20, 2009. 
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