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Namgyal Monastery






     State : Himachal Pradesh

     City : Dharamshala
Namgyal Monastery


It is located in Dharamshala and is also known by the name of Namgyal Dratsang. It was founded by the third Dalai Lama, Sonam Gyatso in the year 1575. The monastery was established with an intention to help the Dalai Lama carry on his public religious activities as well as perform prayers for the betterment of Tibet. Within the monastery premises, there is a monastery, an institute and few temples.

The monastery is not open for public, and only His Holiness, the Dalai Lama and his students can gain entry into it. The institute admits students for thirteen years of training in Tantra and Sutra. The monastery is presently pays homage to more than 180 monks.