The Chorten at the Tabo Monastery by Arunava Star this if you like it!

Tabo Monastery (or Tabo Chos-Khor Monastery) was founded in 996 CE in the Spiti Valley, Himachel Pradesh, India by the great Tibetan Buddhist lotswa (translator), Rinchen Zangpo, the king of western Himalayan Kingdom of Guge. It is located in the very arid, cold and rocky area at an altitude of 3,050 metres (10,007 ft). The monastery is surrounded by a high mud brick wall which encloses some 6,300 square metres. (over 1½ acres) and contains 9 temples, 23 chortens, a monks' residence and an extension that houses the nuns' residence. It soon became known as an important centre of learning and of the Kadampa School (which later developed into the Gelugpa School).

Lahaul and Spiti , India


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