Lhasa Drepung Monastery
As one of the largest Monasterys about 200,000 square meters, Drepung Monastery is about 10kms west from Lhasa city. “Drepung” means lucky and grandeur in Tibetan. Since established, Drepung Monastery has developed into the grandest of its kinds with the direct express of imparting sutra.
Cuoqin Grand Hall is the largest architecture with an area of 2,000 square meters, holding about six or seven thousand Lama reading sutra. Inside the hall sacrifices Wenshu Bodhisattva Statue, Baisan Statue, Maitreya Statue and so on, featuring the style of Nepal and India. On the second floor of the hall collects the most costful cultural relic—Qiangba Buddhs Statue and on the third floor supplies the main belief of the Monastery—Dextrorotation Trition.
Drepung Monastery is the birthplace of many namable monks, and the inhabitancy from the first Dalai Lama to the fifth Dalai Lama. Whenever at 30th, Jue, ceremonious activities of exhibiting the Buddha will be hold here.
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