Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh is the largest monastery in India. The monastery is 3 storey high and occupies an area of 140 sq m. It is enclosed by a 610 m long compound wall. Within the complex there are 65 residential buildings and 10 other structures.
Tawang Monastery is one of the most largest Monasteries of Mahayana
sect in Asia. It was founded by the Mera Lama Lodre Gyasto in 17 century
AD in accordance to the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Nagwang Lobsang
Gyatso. The Monastery is also known in Tibetan as Galden Namgey Lhatse,
which means a true name within a celestial paradise in a clear night.
The library of the monastery has valuable old scriptures mainly Kanjur
and Tanjur numbering 850 bundles.