Martam Namdzong Monastery (1917 A.D)
Martam Namzong Monastery is situated at few kilometers from Rumtek Gonpa and follows Karma Kagyupa sect.
It was initially a Manilhakhang built during the then Chhogyal Sir Thutob Namgyal (1874-1914). Later it was developed into a small Gonpa in 1917 A.D.H.H. 16th Gyalwa Karmapa also paid a visit to this monastery and blessed with new name as “Karma Tashi Lhundub Chokhorling” .
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The old monastery was small and was in a dilapidated condition due to exposure to natural elements and lack of maintenance. Therefore, the Lamas with an intention to extend the size, rebuilt the monastery in the year 1994 with Government aid and is yet to be completed.
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