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Takthog Monastery


Photo of Monastery


The monastery of Takthog is situated in the village of Sakti at a distance of 46 Kms from Leh. Before the monastery was founded there was a meditation cave of a Maha-adiddha called Kunga Phuntsog. Since the roof and walls of the monastery are all made of rock, it was given that name Takthog (rock-roof), There is a custom of holding sacred dances & the ceremony of hurling a votive offering during the festival of an initiatory ritual on the 9th, & 10th, days of the 6th, Tibetan month. At present the Taklung Tulku administers it