Himalayan Art Resources

Region: Mustang, Charang (Town)

Charang Town | Mustang Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Charang Town Description (below)
- Main Temple
- Ani Lhakang
- Dzong
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

The village of Tsarang is just south of the walled town of Lo Monthang, the capital of the Kingdom of Mustang in North Western Nepal. The village of Tsarang (Charang) has numerous stupa structures, a monastery (gompa) and a fortress (dzong). The monastery is made up of several buildings and structures. Some are in the process of being renovated and others are in a state of serious disrepair. The inner walls of the main temple are painted with murals depicting the deities of the Medicine Buddha mandala. They have recently been cleaned and restored. It has been suggested by some local informants that depictions and rituals of Medicine Buddha are a special object of devotion in the Kingdom of Mustang and can be found in the temples of almost every Mustang village.

Jeff Watt 9-2008