Tawang monastery was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in the year 1860-61 A.D. It is an epitome of Buddhist archi tecture and belongs to Gelukpa section. It also hols the distinction of being the birth place of 6th Dalai Lama.It is the largest monastery in our country and the second largest in Asia.A massive richly adorned statue of LORD BUDDHA stands in the middle-the statue is seated on a platform and its body rising up ends up in a huge head above the first floor.
The inside walls are painted with murals of various divinities .
It also houses a rich collection of invaluable manuscripts.This one is a 300year old golden-scripture.
The monastery has a centre for Buddhist Cultural Studies-the place where the young monks are taught Arithmetic,English,Hindi besides monastic education.It has a capacity of housing 700 monks.
The monastery is so vastly expanded that it is difficult to write about it in short......i have more than 50 photoghraphs and it was very difficult to choose.