Structure of Dhankar Monastery
The 1000 years old Dhankar Monastery is associated with the Great Translator, Rinchen Zanggpo, and its complex comprises a number of multi-storey buildings perched together. The monastery has five different halls, including Kanjur, Lhakhang, and Dukhang.
Sculptures in Dhankar Monastery
The main attraction of this monastery is the huge silver image of Vajradhara, which has been kept in a glass altar and adorned with scarves and flowers. The monastery is also beautified with the depictions of Shakyamuni, Tsongkhapa, and Lama Chodrang on the central wall. There is also a statue of Vairochana or Dhayan Buddha with four figures seated back to back inside the monastery. There are also some Buddhist scriptures in Bhoti language, murals of Medicine Buddha, protector deities, and Buddhist thangkas inside the Dhankar Monastery.
Visiting Information to Dhankar Monastery
Dhankar village is well connected to roads. The village can be reached from Tabo or Kaza via Schichling by car or buses.