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(Tib., sku-'bum).

An important monastery (vihāra) of the Gelukpa school situated in the district of Tsongkha in present-day Ch'ing hai province. It was founded in 1588 at the birthplace of Tsongkhapa, in accordance with the decree of Dalai Lama III, Sonam Gyatso (bsod-nams rsya-mtsho), and later underwent considerable enlargement. Its name, literally ‘a hundred thousand Buddha images’, derives from its extensive iconographical features.

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