The Tawang MonasteryOne is always short of words if one wants to explain the beauty of tawang monastery. It is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking place I have ever seen. Monks are made out of kids here.
India's largest monastery and second largest in the world, Tawang Monastery is also popularly known as Galden Namgey Lhatse. The Monastery is around 113 feet long and 80 feet wide edifice and is a famous Buddhist temple. What is interesting to note is that, this monastery is also one of the authorities of unsecreted knowledge on Tantric Buddhism, making it special.
6. Tawang monasteryThe Monastery is the second biggest and oldest in Asia and is known as the Tawang Ganden Namgyal Lhatse i.e., the celestial paradise of divine site chosen by the horse was founded by Merag Lodroe Gyamtso in the year 1680-81.Popular dishes : include Gyapa Khazi, momo and thukpa. The Monpas are a creative lot and are skilled in wood carving, Thangka painting, carpet making and weaving.Best Hotel:1. Hotel Gakyi Khang Zhang2. vamoosetrail
The festival displays the rich traditions of the monastic tribes with Buddhist religious functions, masked and traditional dances, showcasing of handicrafts and handlooms and of course, food. The festival begins with a religious tradition called Sebang. It is a religious rally of the monks from Tawang Monastery to the festival site. This tradition is followed every year to declare the festival officially open. This is followed by welcoming the dignitaries. Last year, Bollywood biggies such as John Abraham (who also happens to be the brand ambassador of Arunachal Pradesh), Arjun Rampal and Anuksha Manchanda (who have been a part of the previous editions), to politicians such as Richard Varma (former US ambassador to India) and Sarbananda Sonwal (CM of Assam) had graced the event.
The second largest Buddhist monastery in the world is an experience to cherish and it is in proximity to Tawang town.