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The Temple of the Enlightened Gods or gTsug Lha-khang, is also known as Assembly Hall or Du-Khang and forms the nucleus of the temple complex of Tabo-Chos-Khor, 46km east of Kaza in Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh. The temple possesses an antechamber, assembly hall and a sanctum. Vairocana is the focal figure, who, in Vajrayana Buddhism is regarded as one of the five spiritual sons of the Adibuddha, the primeval Buddha, who was self-created. He is presented as turning the wheel of law. The wall depicts 33 life-size images, commonly known as the 'Vajradhatu Mandala', along with other deities of the pantheon. These walls are further ornamented with paintings, which illustrates Buddha's living.
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