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Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh

Phyang Monastery

Photo of Monastery

Phyang is situated 17 km west of Leh. The site for the monastery there formed part of one of the many monastic estates offered to Chosje Damma Kunga from Digung during the time of Dharmaraja Jamyang Namgial, who had invited the former to Ladakh. A monastery called Tashi Chozong was founded in 1515 A.D. there on the hill of Phyang and a monastic community introduced. It marked the 1st. establishment of the Digung teachings in Ladakh, which began with Skyoba Jigsten Gonbo. Within the monastery there are sacred shrines and various wall paintings which date from the royal period. The protective of the monastery is Apchi Choski Dolma.Every year on the 2nd. to 3rd. day of the 6th, month off Tibetan calendar, the sacred dances and the hurling of votive offering associated with the festival of (Gang-sngon Tsedup) are held.The successive reincarnation of Skyabje Toldan Rinpoche acts as the incumbents of the monastery