Stongdey monastery, (near) Padam, Jammu and Kashmir, IN

Raw data

"Stongdey Monastery of Ladakh is considered to be the second largest monastic institution in the Zanskar region. It is situated on the road to Zangla, at a distance of approximately 18 km to the north of Padum. The Stongde Gompa of Leh Ladakh serves as the residence of approximately 60 monks. Founded in the year 1052 by Lama Lhodak Marpa Choski Lodos, the monastery comes under the Tsongkhapa Order. The incumbents serving at Stongdey are the successive reincarnations of Nari Tulku."
Input by: tmciolek,  Mar 17, 2012

"Marpa [Marpa Lotsawa aka Lhodak Marpa Choski Lodos] is said to have founded Stongdey Monastery in Zanskar in 1052 CE.[3]" -
Input by: tmciolek, Mar 01, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 01 Mar 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200 m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Stongdey monastery, IN.

General location of the Stongdey monastery, IN.
lat=33.5208 long=76.9863
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2012.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=33.5208,76.9863&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Jammu and Kashmir:Zanskar

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 33.5208 Long 76.9863 - based on the visaul identification of the site in satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 17 Mar 2012.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag: 1033-66c - tmciolek 01 Mar 2013
  • 1033-66c 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag: 1200=> - tmciolek 01 Mar 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

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16. Additional notes

17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

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