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A Survey of Bonpo Monasteries
by Dondrup Lhagyal, Phuntso Tsering Sharyul, Tsering Thar, Charles Ramble and Marietta Kind
Edited by Samten G. Karmay and Yasuhiko Nagano
National Museum of Ethnology and THL
Reproduced with permission from the authors
under the THL Digital Text License.

Reb gong

(113) Hor nag Temple

1. Name

gSas khang gSang chen smin grol dpal ldan gling

2. Location

The temple is located in Hor nag village about 15 km north of Rong bo, the capital of the Reb gong region (latitude: 35°37’02”N, longitude: 102°00’46”E).

5. Number of practitioners

There are twenty-eight Bonpo tantric practitioners in the temple.

8 / 9. Rituals

Tshe dbang on the 10th of January. Khro bo and Pho nya gze ma from the 22nd to the 30th day of the 3rd month. On the 5th day of the 10th month, the ritual dedicated to Kun bzang is performed for rTse zhig chos rje, a master from rTse zhig Monastery in rGan rgya pasture near Bla brang Monastery. The ritual dedicated to Kun bzang is also performed by each of the Bonpo families in turn on the 29th of each month.

12. Local community

Six villages: ’Khyams skor with twenty families, Na tsang ma with five families, Tshe thar ’bum with six families, Sha rgya with thirteen families, dPon skor with one family and Cha g-yog with five families (fifty families and three hundred people altogether).

13. Local festivals

The la btsas of Rgya ye at the top of Zu lung built by rGya ye gNam go byams and propitiated on the 15th day of th 6th month. The la btsas of sKya ye at the top of bKra shis sgang, built by Hor nag Byams pa rgyal, often referred to as Hor nag A myes Byams pa rgyal and propitiated at a suitable date in the 5th month.

14. Economic occupation of local people

Agriculture

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Note Citation for Page

Dondrup Lhagyal, Phuntso Tsering Sharyul, Tsering Thar, Charles Ramble, and Marietta Kind, A Survey of Bonpo Monasteries and Temples in Tibet and the Himalaya (Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, 2003), .

Bibliographic Citation

Dondrup Lhagyal, Phuntso Tsering Sharyul, Tsering Thar, Charles Ramble, and Marietta Kind. A Survey of Bonpo Monasteries and Temples in Tibet and the Himalaya. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, 2003.