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The Tango Monastery is a Buddhist monastery located 14 km to the north of the capital city of Thimphu in Bhutan, near Cheri Mountain. It was founded by Lama Gyalwa Lhanampa in the 13th century and built in its present form by Tenzin Rabgye, the 4th Temporal Ruler in 1688. In 1616, the Tibetan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, meditated in its cave. The self-emanated form of the wrathful Hayagriva is deified in the monastery.
It belongs to the Drukpa Kagyu School of Buddhism in Bhutan. The word /Tango/ in Bhutanese language means /horse head/. This name conforms to the main deity Hayagriva (local name Tandin) deified in the monastery. According to local legend, the location of this monastery is the holy place where Avalokiteshvara revealed himself as /the self-emanated form of the Wrathful Hayagriva/. The location had been prophesised in Tibet. Tango Monastery is built in the dzong fashion, and has a characteristic curved (semi-circular) outside wall and prominent main tower with recesses. It covers the caves where originally meditation and miracles were performed by saints from the 12th century onwards. Behind the series of prayer wheels are engraved slates. Inside the courtyard is a gallery, illustrating the leaders of the Drukpa Kagyupa lineage.
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