Tawang – Arunachal Pradesh – Land of Dawnlit Mountains – Incredible India
Tawang – Arunachal Pradesh – Land of Dawnlit Mountains – Incredible India


Tawang is a town in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh in India situated at an elevation of approximately 10,000 ft Tawang town is the district headquarters of the Tawang district Tawang Monastery is the most visited place by the tourists coming in the town Tawang Monastery is the largest monastery in India and the second largest in the world after the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet Tawang Monastery was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1680-1681 Tawang town is situated in the valley of the Tawang River The monastery is situated near the top of a mountain with a commanding view of the Tawang River valley Within the Monastery complex there are 65 residential buildings The full name of the monastery is Tawang Galdan Namgye Lhatse ‘Ta’ means “horse”, ‘wang’ means “chosen”, which together forms the word ‘Tawang’ meaning “the location selected by horse” The library of the monastery has valuable old scriptures, mainly Kangyur and Tengyur The monastery, built like a large mansion, is triple storied with a large assembly hall The monastery has a school and its own water supply facility and a centre for Buddhist cultural studies Of all the festivals celebrated in the monastery, Torgya is the most elaborate and colorful.

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