Lhachen Gyalpo

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Lhachen Gyalpo (Lha-chen-rgyal-po) (c. 1050-1080 CE)[1] was the fifth king of Ladakh. He is mentioned in the Ladakhi Chronicles. During his reign, important buildings like the Likir Monastery were built.[2] He had a "brotherhood" of monks to settle there.[3]

Also, by the three lakes near Gaṅs-ri (Kailash) there were at times a hundred and at other times five hundred recluses staying there and "he for a long time, with untiring zeal, provided [them] with the necessities of life."[4]


  1. ^ Francke (1914), p. 87.
  2. ^ Francke, August Hermann (1992). Antiquities of Indian Tibet. Volume 38; Volume 50 of New imperial series. Asian Educational Services. p. 95. ISBN 81-206-0769-4.
  3. ^ Francke (1926), p. 95.
  4. ^ Francke (1926), p. 95.


  • *Francke, A. H. 1914, 1926. Antiquities of Indian Tibet. Vol. 1: Personal Narrative; Vol. 2: The Chronicles of Ladak and Minor Chronicles, texts and translations, with Notes and Maps. Reprint 1972. S. Chand & Co., New Delhi.