History of ladakh

Going by the record books, the history of the Ladakh started getting documented right after the 7th and 8th century.

History of ladakh

Going by the record books, the history of the Ladakh started getting documented right after the 7th and 8th century. In the 7th and 8th century, Tibetanization of Ladakh began. Even today, people believe that Ladakh is a part of the Tibet. By the end of the 9th century, the Tibetan culture started heavily influencing the major developments in Ladakh. Tibetans kept on playing the role of the major key players till the 9th century. The rulers of Tibet. Yarlung Dynasty kept a strong hold on the Tibet boundaries. Then an Islamic kingdom allied itself with China, which made Tibet stop its military expansion. Then Ladakh came under the control of Ralpacan, a strong king, and devout Buddhist. He initiated many measures to support Buddhism. After his assassination, Ralpacan's brother Lang Darma came into power and gained a large following in Tibet. Some years later, after the demise of Lang Darms, the population of Buddhist started reducing. Ultimately, Ladakh became an independent kingdom under the rule of a local ruler.

In the 10th century, the Lha Chen Palgyi-Gon, a descendant of Lang Darma came into power. During his tenure, major cultural and religious practices were initiated. Later in 1553, Namgyal Dynasty, conquered Ladakh. They kept their rule over Ladakh until the 17th century. In the Namgyal Dynasty, Singe Namgyal was the most important leader who ruled Ladakh in the 17th century. He was known by the name of "Lion King,".and was noted was his contribution in making palaces, monasteries and shrines

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