Trode Khangsar - Origin - Temple

Temple

Regarding the establishment of Trode Khangsar, the only work describing the origin is a travel guide written by a native Tibetan. There, it is stated as the Fifth Dalai Lama offered as a holy abode (gnas) to Dorje Shugden.

Trinley Kalsang says: "Trode Khangsar (spro bde khang gsar) in the heart of Lhasa illustrates how the protector deity Dorje Shugden was officially established in Tibet. In the 17th century Trode Khangsar was designated as a “protector house” (btsan khang) for the deity Dorje Shugden by the Fifth Dalai Lama.".

The Fifth Dalai Lama's regent, Desi Sangye Gyatso, expanded the role of this temple by entrusting it to the Gelug monastery Riwo Choling.

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