The Treasury of Lives

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One of the most recognizable Geluk monasteries of Ladakh, which looks like a replica of the Potala Palace. Thikse was established during the period of Geluk expansion in Ladakh, probably about the middle of the fifteenth century. It was founded by Pelden Sherab, the nephew of Sherab Zangpo, and situated outside of Leh.


Rizvi, Janet. 1996. Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia. Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 231-232.


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