Stok Monastery in Ladakh was based by Lama Lhawang Lotus in the course of the interval of the effect of king Takpah Bumlede. This monastery is a secondary of the Spitok monastery.
Stok Monastery belongs to the yellow hat section of Buddhism and the variety of lamas is barely 20 that reside within the monastery. Furthermore oldest a part of stok monastery Ladakh is 551 years previous however the principle meeting corridor is simply 51 years previous. Once we enter the courtyard there’s a tall prayer flag pole an oncoming into to the verandah there may be vibrant wall work of the Guardians of the 4 partitions.
The doorway veranda has stunning mural work of the guardians of the 4 instructions. The primary meeting corridor is adorned with thangkas and banners. One of many giant halls within the palace is transformed into Museum, which has a beautiful assortment of Thangkas, royal crowns, clothes, cash, vintage ritual objects, ceremonial sword, valuable stones, and conventional headdresses worn by Ladakhi ladies. The courtyard at Stok Gompa consists of numerous prayer wheels. Located above Stok Palace; it was based in the fourteenth century. Its partitions are adorned with photographs of Tara (the Saviouress), Vajrapani, Sakyamuni (Buddha), Nangyamal, and Amchi (Medicinal Buddha) and Avalokitesvara (with 1000 palms and 11 heads within the portray). This monastery is known for its massive library. The library has an entire set of the Kandshur, the 108 volumes of the Buddha’s teachings. There’s a Chapel contained in the monastery which is the oldest in total Ladakh.
Stok Monastery attracts hundreds of individuals every year in its well-known Guru – Tse – Chu Pageant. Dance, music, and festive meals make the celebration a memorable occasion.
The meeting corridor has been painted with new colors and rooms have been adorned with banners. The doorway wall on both facets of the door depicts a giant variety of guardian divinities. On to the left facet of the wall, a picture of Vajrapani, whereas the Avalokitesvara in his four-armed manifestation picture on the left facet. Avalokitesvara is acknowledged because the Lord of All He Surveys and it’s considered reincarnated within the Dalai Lama. On the suitable facet of the wall, a picture of Sakyamuni is known as because the Historic Buddha flanked by his two chief disciples. On the suitable there may be additionally a picture of Amchi which is acknowledged because of the Buddha of Drugs and it’s painted in a purple shade, flanked by Tara on the suitable and Nangyalma on the left.
A picture of Amchi on the left having a portray of Sakyamuni on to the entrance of the Dukhang in stok monastery Ladakh The central throne is saved just for the Dalai Lama and for the pinnacle lama to the suitable. There’s an inspiring picture of Yamadhaka which is a fierce guardian divinity. Behind the meeting corridor, there’s a small chapel which is the oldest a part of the monastery that’s to be entered by doorways by the facet of the throne seats. A picture of Tsong-kha-pa who was the founding father of the yellow hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism is there.
On the suitable of this two floored high picture; it has three small statues: a yellow-hat lama and two of Sakyamuni. On the left of the central picture is having one other lama often known as Avalokitesvara in his four-armed manifestation and the Future Buddha. On the right side of the wall is a picture of the gompa’s founder, Nawang Lotus picture is laying by the wall of Stok Gompa. There are a variety of Buddha photographs on the proper right of the chapel. On leaving this chapel, by going upstairs in entrance of it for 2 flights, emerges on a small higher courtyard. Straight throughout the courtyard, there’s a door which is results in the pinnacle lama’s house which are adorned with a number of thankhas. However, it is generally notable for the advanced woodcarving on the 2 low tables in the entrance of the seat.