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Thursday, 29 September 2022 2.41 PM IST

Watch how prominent monasteries in Leh evoke patriotism through 'Har Ghar Tiranga' event! | Video

The 'Har Ghar Tiranga' event is being marked by Buddhist organisations and institutions across the Himalayan belt, including Ladakh with enthusiasm and high spirits. Some of the monasteries in Ladakh have been planning and working on the modalities to have large Tirangas placed at vantage locations. The Spituk monastery, which is located around 8 km from Leh is a remarkable structure which forms part of the tourist circuit in the city. Built in the 11th century, and founded as a Red Hat institution, the monastery was taken over by the Yellow Hat sect in the 15th century.It has more than 100 monks and a giant statue of Kali which is highly revered by the locals.

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The monastery celebrated the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' event by hoisting the national flag on August 6 at the monastery. The junior monks also formed part of the larger celebration during the day. The Stakna monastery, which is another beautiful landmark 25 kms from Leh belongs to the Drugpa sect. The monastery is located along the banks of the Indus river. It was founded in the late 16th century by a Bhutanese scholar and saint, Chosje Modzin. The monastery is built on a hill shaped like a tiger's nose.Stakna has a residence for approximately 30 monks who celebrated the occasion hoisting the national flag on August 5 at a vantage location with the monastery in the backdrop. The gathered monks proudly sang the national anthem while waving the flag. A group of monks walked across the ramparts of the monastery as if to mark the presence of the Tiranga in all parts of the monastery.

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