6th Dalai Lama facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsTsangyang
1 March 1683|
Tawang (present-day Arunachal Pradesh, India)
|Died||15 November 1706
Qinghai (presumed, last appearance)
|Title||6th Dalai Lama|
|Period in office||1697–1706|
|Predecessor||Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso|
Tsangyang Gyatso (Tibetan: ཚངས་དབྱངས་རྒྱ་མཚོ, Wylie: tshangs-dbyangs rgya-mtsho, ZYPY: Cangyang Gyamco; 1 March 1683 – 15 November 1706) was the 6th Dalai Lama. He was a Monpa by ethnicity and was born at Urgelling Monastery, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Tawang, India and not far from the large Tawang Monastery in the northwestern part of present-day Arunachal Pradesh.
He had grown up a youth of high intelligence, liberal to a fault, fond of pleasure, alcohol, and women, and later led a playboy lifestyle. He disappeared near Qinghai, possibly murdered, on his way to Beijing in 1706. The 6th Dalai Lama composed poems and songs that have become popular not only in modern-day Tibet, but also among Tibet speaking communities in Nepal and India and all across China.
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