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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 Tenzin 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 Gyeltsen 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