His Holiness the Ninth Dalai Lama Lungtok Gyatso

The Ninth Dalai Lama, Lungtok Gyatso, was born in 1805 at a small village near Choekor monastery in Dotoe region to Tenzin Choekyong and Dhondup Dolma.

In 1807, he was recognized as the reincarnation of the Eighth Dalai Lama and was escorted to Lhasa with great ceremony.

In 1810, Lungtok Gyatso was enthroned at the Potala Palace and he took his novice vows from the Panchen Lama, who gave him the name Lungtok Gyatso.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of Tibetan people’s faith, he died in 1815 at the very young age of nine.

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