Brama Dung Chung Ani Gompa is the oldest Ani Gompa in Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh. This nunnery is situated in the slope of a far off mountain envelop by the pristine beauty of Mother Nature on all side.
Located at a distance of 9 km from the main township of Tawang, the Nunnery was established in the year 1595 AD by the Karchen Yeshi Gelek Lama from the Tsang province of Tibet. It is now home for 45 Anis otherwise nuns. Being very poor, the population of Brahma dung chung Ani Gompa depend on alms given by the people for behind themselves.
Brahma-dung-chung Ani Gompa,Tawang is a 400 years old nunnery where nuns learn to spend their lives in liberation. The monastery contains Buddhist literature that goes back old in time. The nuns here at Ani Gompa are as young as 10 years old. It is a custom there to send one of their children to become a nun. It is mesmerizing to see nuns as young as small children. The teachings and experience one receives on meeting the intellectual nuns is something to remember for lifetime.
Architecture of Brahma-dung-chung Ani Gompa
Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh has a long tradition of nunneries called the "Ani Gompas". There are several nunneries located at Tawang. One of the oldest nunnery (Ani Gompa) is the Brama dung- chung Ani Gompa, located 12 kms from Tawang. The Nunnery was commissioned by Karchen Yeshi Gelek in 1595 and houses about 45 nuns.
The Gyangong Ani Gompa is about 5 km from the Tawang Township and has about 50 nuns staying there. Another nunnery is the Singsur Ani Gompa, built by Gonpaste Rimpoche. This is home to 45 nuns and is 28 km from Tawang.Brama Dung Chung Ani Gompa
Brama Dung Chung Ani Gompa (nunnery) is the oldest Ani Gompa (Nunnery) in Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh. This nunnery is located in the slopes of a far off mountain enveloped by the pristine beauty of Mother Nature on all sides.
Located at a distance of 9 km from the main township of Tawang, the Nunnery was established in the year 1595 AD by the Karchen Yeshi Gelek Lama from the Tsang province of Tibet. It is now home for 45 'Anis' or nuns. Being very poor, the inhabitants of Brahma dung chung Ani Gompa depend on alms given by the people for sustaining themselves.
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Brahma-dung-chung Ani Gompa is located at a distance of around 8 km from the Tawang town. It is one of the oldest Ani Gompa located in the north of Tawang Township. This Ani Gompa was construct in 1595 AD by a Lama Karchen Yeshi Gelek of Tsang province of Tibet. At present, the place is also a home to 45 nuns, who are also known as Anis.