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10 June, 2006

Dalai Lama consecrates ancient Buddhist monastery in Sanglha

From an article appearing on the web site:
An obscure yet ancient Buddhist monastery, in the Lahaul-Spiti area of Sanglha in northern India, was formally restored after His Holiness the Dalai Lama led a consecration ceremony there on June 8. The monastery - although protected under the list of rare historical monuments by the Indian government - has no record of written history that could specify details on the founder and the era in which it was founded, reported Radio Free Asia (RFA) Tibetan news service.

The monastery, now called Kunga Choeling monastery, did not have a name even and traced its origin to a mysterious communication between a revered lama and the region’s deity, the RFA report said quoting Ngodup Dechen, the present caretaker who has spent 15 years at the monastery.

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