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Some Monasteries of Dringung Pa Order in Central Ladakh

Prem Singh Jina (Author)
Synopsis During 16th century A.D. King Jamyang Namgyal invited Lama Denma Kunga Trakpa is Ladakh, who later decided to establish a monastery according to Drigung Kargyu pa order. King agreed and gave his full assistance. Lama Denma selected land in Phyang village and with the help of King Jamyang Namgyal he started construction work. Initially he faced financial crises, so king bequeathed three regions viz., Shyang Sgamang and Lamayuru to him. Therefore, Lamayuru monastery which was the famous monastery in Lower Ladakh came under the direct control of Lama Denma. Consequently all the sub gonpas which were under Lamayuru monastery came under the supervision of Lama Denma. When the construction work of the monastery at Phyang completed, he named the monastery 'Gaon' which later popularly known Phyang. Thus, the Lamayuru, Atiche Skru-buchan, Tagmachik and Hemar Gonpas followed their monastic functions according to Drigung Kargyu pa order since 16th century A.D. This book is the study of these five monuments.
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About the author

Prem Singh Jina

Dr. Prem Singh Jina a, Ph.D. in Economics, from Kumaum University, Nainital, he has also done short-term courses in Animal Husbandry, Agronomy, Horticulture and Mushroom Production from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. Dr. Jina started his professional career at the Central Buddhist Studies, Leh, Ladakh in 1981, as a Lecturer in Economics. HE has written several book on Ladakh Himalaya and has presented 13 papers at International and 20 papers at National Conferences. More than 40 radio talks by him on different aspects of Ladakh have also been broadcast. He was made the Indian Council of Historical Research Fellow in 1996-97. The American Biographical Institute, USA, selected him for the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, and nominated him for the award of ‘Man of the Year-1998’. Presently, he is Professor at Central Institute of Buddhist Studies Leh, Ladakh.

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Title Some Monasteries of Dringung Pa Order in Central Ladakh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170306019
length x+111p., Plates; Bibliography; Glossary; Index; 24cm.