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The Ganden Tripa, throne-holders of Ganden Monastery, are the nominal heads of the Geluk tradition, as well as the administrative heads of the Ganden Podrang government.

Abbots & Officers

Ganden Monastery Throne-Holder

Ganden Monastery Throne-Holder thub bstan lung rtogs bstan 'dzin 'phrin las [1965 - ]
Ganden Monastery Throne-Holder blo bzang nyi ma [1995 - 2003]
Ganden Monastery Throne-Holder lung rig rnam rgyal [2003 - 2009]
 

Ganden Tripa

1. First Ganden Tripa Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa [ - ]
2. Second Ganden Tripa Gyeltsabje Darma Rinchen [1419 - 1431]
3. Third Ganden Tripa Khedrubje Gelek Pelzang [1431 - 1438]
4. Fourth Ganden Tripa Lekpa Gyeltsen [1438 - 1450]
5. Fifth Ganden Tripa Lodro Chokyong [1450 - 1463]
6. Sixth Ganden Tripa Baso Chokyi Gyeltsen [1463 - 1473]
7. Seventh Ganden Tripa Lodro Tenpa [1473 - 1479]
8. Eighth Ganden Tripa Monlam Pelwa [1480 - 1489]
9. Ninth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Nyima [1490 - 1492]
10. Tenth Ganden Tripa Yeshe Zangpo [1492 - 1498]
11. Eleventh Ganden Tripa Lobzang Drakpa [1499 - 1511]
12. Twelfth Ganden Tripa Sherab Dar Lekpai Lodro [1511 - 1516]
13. Thirteenth Ganden Tripa Chokyi Shenyen [1516 - 1521]
14. Fourteenth Ganden Tripa Rinchen Ozer [1522 - 1528]
15. Fifteenth Ganden Tripa Paṇchen Sonam Drakpa [1529 - 1535]
16. Sixteenth Ganden Tripa Chokyong Gyatso [1534 - 1539]
17. Seventeenth Ganden Tripa Dorje Zangpo [1539 - 1546]
18. Eighteenth Ganden Tripa Gyeltsen Zangpo [1546 - 1548]
19. Nineteenth Ganden Tripa Ngawang Chodrak [1548 - 1552]
20. Twentieth Ganden Tripa Chodrak Zangpo [1552 - 1559]
21. Twenty-first Ganden Tripa Gelek Pelzang [1559 - 1565]
22. Twenty-second Ganden Tripa Gendun Tenpa Dargye [1565 - 1568]
23. Twenty-Third Ganden Tripa Tseten Gyatso [1568 - 1575]
24. Twenty-Fourth Ganden Tripa Jampa Gyatso [1575 - 1582]
25. Twenty-fifth Ganden Tripa Peljor Gyatso [1582 - 1589]
26. Twenty-Sixth Ganden Tripa Damcho Pelbar [1589 - 1596]
27. Twenty-Seventh Ganden Tripa Sanggye Rinchen [1596 - 1603]
28. Twenty-eighth Ganden Tripa Gendun Gyeltsen [1603 - 1607]
29. Twenty-Ninth Ganden Tripa Shenyen Drakpa [1607 - 1614]
30. Thirtieth Ganden Tripa Lodro Gyatso [1615 - 1618]
31. Thirty-first Ganden Tripa Damcho Pelwa [1618 - 1620]
32. Thirty-second Ganden Tripa Tsultrim Chopel [1620 - 1623]
33. Thirty-third Ganden Tripa Drakpa Gyatso [1623 - 1627]
34. Thirty-fourth Ganden Tripa Ngawang Chokyi Gyeltsen [1627 - 1629]
35. Thirty-fifth Ganden Tripa Konchok Chopel [1629 - 1637]
36. Thirty-sixth Ganden Tripa Tendzin Lekshe [1638 - ]
37. Thirty-seventh Ganden Tripa Gendun Rinchen Gyeltsen [1638 - 1642]
38. Thirty-eighth Ganden Tripa Tenpa Gyeltsen [1643 - 1647]
39. Thirty-ninth Ganden Tripa Konchok Chozang [1648 - 1654]
40. Fortieth Ganden Tripa Pelden Gyatso [1655 - 1662]
41. Forty-first Ganden Tripa Lobzang Gyeltsen [1662 - 1668]
42. Forty-second Ganden Tripa Lobzang Donyo [1668 - 1675]
43. Forty-third Ganden Tripa Jampa Tashi [1675 - 1681]
44. Forty-fourth Ganden Tripa Lodro Gyatso [1682 - 1685]
45. Forty-fifth Ganden Tripa Tsultrim Dargye [1695 - 1699]
46. Forty-sixth Ganden Tripa Jinpa Gyatso [1692 - 1695]
47. Forty-seventh Ganden Tripa Lobzang Chopel [1699 - 1701]
48. Forty-eighth Ganden Tripa Dondrub Gyatso [1702 - 1707]
49. Forty-ninth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Dargye [1708 - 1714]
50. Fiftieth Ganden Tripa Gendun Puntsok [1714 - 1721]
51. Fifty-first Ganden Tripa Pelden Drakpa [1721 - 1728]
52. Fifty-second Ganden Tripa Ngawang Tsepel [1728 - 1732]
53. Fifty-third Ganden Tripa Gyeltsen Sengge [1732 - 1738]
54. Fifty-fourth Ganden Tripa Ngawang Chokden [1739 - 1746]
55. Fifty-fifth Ganden Tripa Ngawang Namkha Zangpo [1746 - 1750]
56. Fifty-sixth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Drime [1750 - 1757]
57. Fifty-seventh Ganden Tripa Samten Puntsok [1757 - 1764]
58. Fifty-eighth Ganden Tripa Ngawang Chodrak [1764 - 1778]
59. Fifty-ninth Ganden Tripa Ngawang Chodrak [1771 - 1772]
60. Sixtieth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Tenpa [1772 - 1777]
61. Sixty-first Ganden Tripa Ngawang Tsultrim [1778 - 1785]
62. Sixty-second Ganden Tripa Lobzang Monlam [1793 - 1794]
63. Sixty-third Ganden Tripa Lobzang Khechok [1792 - 1793]
64. Sixty-fourth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Tashi [1794 - 1800]
65. Sixty-fifth Ganden Tripa Gendun Tsultrim [1801 - 1807]
66. Sixty-sixth Ganden Tripa Ngawang Nyendrak [1807 - 1813]
67. Sixty-seventh Ganden Tripa Jamyang Monlam [1814 - 1814]
68. Sixty-eighth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Gelek [1815 - 1816]
69. Sixty-ninth Ganden Tripa Jangchub Chopel [1816 - 1822]
70. Seventieth Ganden Tripa Ngawang Chopel [1822 - 1828]
71. Seventy-first Ganden Tripa Yeshe Tardo [1829 - 1830]
72. Seventy-second Ganden Tripa Jampel Tsultrim [1831 - 1837]
73. Seventy-third Ganden Tripa Ngawang Jampel Tsultrim Gyatso [1837 - 1843]
74. Seventy-fourth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Lhundrub [1843 - 1847]
75. Seventy-fifth Ganden Tripa Ngawang Lungtok Yonten Gyatso [1850 - 1853]
76. Seventy-sixth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Khyenrab Wangchuk [1853 - 1859]
77. Seventy-seventh Ganden Tripa Tsultrim Dargye [1859 - 1864]
78. Seventy-eighth Ganden Tripa Jamyang Damcho [1864 - 1869]
79. Seventy-ninth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Jinpa [1869 - 1874]
80. Eightieth Ganden Tripa Drakpa Dondrub [1874 - 1879]
81. Eighty-first Ganden Tripa Ngawang Norbu [1879 - 1884]
82. Eighty-second Ganden Tripa Yeshe Chopel [1884 - 1889]
83. Eighty-third Ganden Tripa Jangchub Namkha [1889 - 1894]
84. Eighty-fourth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Tsultrim [1894 - 1899]
85. Eighty-fifth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Tsultrim Pelden [1896 - 1899]
86. Eighty-sixth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Gyeltsen [1900 - 1907]
87. Eighty-seventh Ganden Tripa Ngawang Lobzang Tenpai Gyeltsen [1907 - 1914]
88. Eighty-eight Ganden Tripa Khyenrab Yonten Gyatso [1914 - 1919]
89. Eighty-ninth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Nyendrak Gyatso [1919 - 1924]
90. Ninetieth Ganden Tripa Jampa Chodrak [1920 - 1926]
91. Ninety-first Ganden Tripa Lobzang Gyeltsen [1927 - 1932]
92. Ninety-second Ganden Tripa Tubten Nyinje [1933 - 1933]
93. Ninety-third Ganden Tripa Yeshe Wangden [1933 - 1939]
94. Ninety-fourth Ganden Tripa Lhundrub Tsondru [1940 - 1946]
95. Ninety-Fifth Ganden Tripa Tashi Tongtun [1947 - 1953]
96. Ninety-sixth Ganden Tripa thub bstan kun dga' [1954 - 1964]
97. Ninety-seventh Ganden Tripa thub bstan lung rtogs bstan 'dzin 'phrin las [1965 - ]
98. Ninety-eighth Ganden Tripa 'jam dpal gzhan phan [1984 - 1989]
99. Ninety-ninth Ganden Tripa ye shes don ldan [1984 - 1989]
100. One hundredth Ganden Tripa blo bzang nyi ma [1995 - 2003]
101. One hundred and first Ganden Tripa lung rig rnam rgyal [2003 - 2009]