Zangla Monastery

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Zangla Monastery
Kőrösi Csoma Sándor.jpg
Sándor Kőrösi Csoma who studied the Tibetan language at the monastery in 1823-4
Zangla Monastery is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Zangla Monastery
Zangla Monastery
Location within India
Coordinates: 33°40′12″N 76°58′48″E / 33.67000°N 76.98000°E / 33.67000; 76.98000
Monastery information
Location Tsa-zar, Zanskar, Kargil district, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Type Tibetan Buddhist
Sect Gelug
Number of monks 150

Zangla Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in the village of Tsa-zar near Zangla, Zanskar, Kargil district, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, northern India.

Zangla Monastery is home to around 150 lamas and is located near a ruined hilltop castle and an old nunnery. It has some notable wall paintings. Zangla is the central point on the Padum-Stongdey-Zangla-Karsha-Padum trip, covering most of the cultural sites of Zanskar including the Zangla monastery.[1]

The Hungarian scholar Sándor Kőrösi Csoma edited the first English-Tibetan dictionary while living at Zangla Monastery in 1823. The dictionary was published in 1824.[2]


  1. ^ "Zangla". Bharatonline. Retrieved November 21, 2009. 
  2. ^ Lussier, Mark, Enlightenment East and West:An Introduction to Romanticism and Buddhism, Arizona State University