Gyangbung Rinpoche new Abbot of Tawang Monastery
Itanagar, Feb. 16 (PTI): Gyangbung Rinpoche has assumed charge of the Abbot of the 400-year-old Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu along with Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, attended the enthronement ceremony of the new Abbot on Friday, an official release said.
The Tawang monastery also known as Gaden Namgyal Lhatse in Tibetan, means ‘celestial paradise in a clear night’. It is the largest monastery in India and second largest in the world.
Gyangbung Rinpoche succeeded Gangkar Tulku Lozang Konchok as the new Abbot.
Khandu expressed happiness on enthronement of new Abbot and welcomed him on his new roles and responsibility.
The chief minister said that the Monpa community is thankful to the role played by monastery in inculcating peace, discipline and humbleness among the people.
He said due to role of religion in the society, people are peaceful and the district has a very low crime rate.
Khandu said that Tawang Monastery is renowned not only in the state but world over and the enthronement of the new abbot is a significant event, which has its effect all over the world.