Nyethang Drolma Lhakhang Temple is a monastery in
Nyethang founded most
probably by Atisha.
is located in Nyethang (approx.
twelve miles SW of Lhasa), in the Qüxü County (Chushul district).
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
According to another source, the Temple was founded in 1055 by
and Kawa Shakya Wangchuk,
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 Bengal.
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
white, blue, green,
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