His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje today visited the Urgyelling Gompa – the birthplace of Sixth Dalai Lama. Chief Minister Pema Khandu, RWD Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi, Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi and other dignitaries accompanied him.
Urgyelling Temple was built around 1487. The Sixth Dalai Lama, Tsanyang Gyatso was born on 1 March 1683 in Tawang in Urgyelling Monastery to Tashi Tenzin, a descendant of the treasure revealer Pema Lingpa, and Tsewang Lhamo, hailing from a royal family of Bekhar Village.
His Holiness will visit Mon Parpong Jangchup Choekorling Kagyu Gompa tomorrow, where the offering of Mande-Ten-Sum will be made. Thereafter, he will depart for Dirang in West Kameng district.