Against the north wall of the the temple, across the hallway, is the statue of the Buddha. Inside the temple, shafts of light cut through the dark interior illuminating paintings of deities along its walls. The ritual starts with seven clean bowls in the morning. They are called the 'ting' and each of these bowls represents an aspect of prayer. Water is poured into each bowl, from left to right, until they are almost full, reciting Mantras throughout. Filled bowls are offered to their gods and the monks who are in-charge of the temple for the day will be replacing it with fresh water on a frequent basis during the day.
The monk was also explaining the history of Tawang and how it got the name. It was here that the 14th Dalai Lama spent a few days after fleeing Tibet in 1959. During the 17th century a horse led a monk to a serene mountain valley where he built a monastery and called it Tawang—“ta” for horse and “wang” for chosen! So Tawang translates 'Horse Chosen'.