Starrimo Monastery, Padum, Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir
Starrimo Monastery is situated on a hillside in Padum in Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir.
(Last Updated on : 03/12/2014)
Starrimo Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in India
. The monastery is also called as Guru Mandir locally. It is a 10th century monastery and is placed near a tree-covered edge above the old town. It is a branch of the Stakna Monastery
in Leh district
of Jammu and Kashmir
. Other branches connected with this are in Saini and Bardan. The Starrimo Monastery shelters around 30 monks.
Attractions of Starrimo Monastery
The monastery is worth visiting as it exhibits the elegant architecture of the ancient period. The surrounding of the monastery is also a treat to the eyes; it's calm and peaceful. Another attraction of the monastery is the nearby old village
of Pibiting. The village is dominated by its picturesque hilltop monastery which is a superb manifestation of stupa architecture. Trekking
in the nearby area is also a good idea to be explored.
Connectivity of Starrimo Monastery
The monastery can be accessed from Kargil
on the Kargil-Padum road. This path is open from mid-July to early November. Padum
is 5km away from Karsha
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