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Sankar Monastery

Sankar Gompa

Sankar Monastery

Leh is a subsidiary of the Spituk Gompa monastery ladakh. It is situated at a distance of 3 km from Leh. It is also an official residence of the Kushok Bakul, Ladakh's head of this sect. sankar gompa leh has some definite timing for public but some of the yellow hat monks live in here enduringly. The visiting time of the sankar gompa ladakh are limited to early mornings and evenings as it is only managed by 20 monks who reside there.

Sankar Monastery Leh

also has an assembly hall or also known as Dhukhang. There is a painting of Guardian of four directions which are displayed on the both sides of entrance of the assembly hall.On the left wall of the entrance verandah has a wheel of life which are held by Yama. Also the inside wall of the assembly hall are faced with beautiful paintings of various Buddhas with guardian divine powers. Throne is also is also reserved for the lama which is the head of the monastery.The walls and the doors of this place are magnificently painted with mandals, rules for the monks and a Tibetan calendar. Sankar Monastery Leh

Sankar Monastery Leh was earlier the house of the Abbot of Spituk, whose rooms along with the guest rooms and library located upstairs that can be seen. An image of Avalokitesvara is located on to the right of throne having 1000 arms and 11 heads. A central image of Tsong-Kha-Pa who was the founder of yellow-hat sect of Buddhism and his two chief disciples in the Sankar Gompa Leh. There are also various images which include Sakyamuni white Guardian and Amchi are presented in this monastery.

There is also a temple which is dedicated to the god Dukar. Dukar pictures have 1000 arms, 1000 feet, 1000 heads and 100,000 eyes. sankar gompa ladakh has 108 volumes of Buddha teachings and three images of the present, Buddha, future Buddha, Past Buddha.

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