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The Nyethang Drolma Lhakhang Temple is a monastery in Nyethangmarker founded most probably by Atisha.

Situation

The Temple is located in Nyethangmarker (approx. twelve miles SW of Lhasa), in the Qüxü Countymarker (Chushul district).

Foundation

According to some sources, the Temple was founded by Atisha, and he spent the last years of his life in this area where he passed away.

According to another source, the Temple was founded in 1055 by Dromtonpa and Kawa Shakya Wangchuk,

History

Drolma Lhakhang is the name for Tara, a famous female bodhisattva. This Temple was not destructed by the Chinese Red Gards because, at the time of the Cultural Revolution, the Government of Bengal requested for it to remain, as this site is sacred to Bengali people since Atisa originated from Bengalmarker. A relic from Naropa is in this site. The exterior has long open-porch, symmetrical windows. The interior has several representations and frescoes of bodhisattva Tara. These representations are depicted in natural pigment white, blue, green, and red.

References

  1. Figure of Atisha in a temple at Nyethang
  2. Tibetan Healing: The Modern Legacy of Medicine Buddha
  3. The History of the Nyethang Drolma Lhakhang


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