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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.

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(103) rGya mtsho dpal Temple

1. Name

gSas khang Theg chen bon ’khor lhun grub gling

2. Location

rGya mtsho dpal Temple is located in rGya mtsho dpal village which is also called A rga steng (latitude: 35°32’16”N, longitude: 102°04’59” E).

5. Number of practitioners

There are twenty seven Bonpo tantric practitioners in the gsas khang.

8 / 9. Rituals

Kun bzang, ’Bum pa and Tshe dbang in turn on the 10th of each month. Kun bzang and ’Bum pa from the 23rd to the 28th day of the 5th month. Kun bzang and ’Bum pa the 16th to the 21st day of the 11th month.

12. Local community

Five villages: mKhar gong ma with fourteen families, mKhar zhol with ten families, Shar tshang with ten families, ’Khyer yag with twelve families and Kha dbugs with eight families (fifty-four families and three hundred and twenty six people altogether).

13. Local festivals

The la btsas dedicated to the local deity mThar smug is located on top of Mount mThar-smug about 5 km from the temple and propitiated on the 11th day of the 4th month. The la btsas of Tshe lung 3 km from the temple and propitiated on the 9th day of the 5th month.

14. Occupation of the 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.