Monasticism is one of the most famous original institutions of Buddhism. Monks and nuns are dependable for preserving and spreading Buddhist wisdom, as well as humanizing and guiding Buddhist followers. Buddhist monasteries emerged from the perform of vassa, the retreat undertaken by Buddhist monks and nuns during the South Asian rainy period.
According to a legend Buddhist Yumbulagang temple was the first construction in Tibet and the palace of the first Tibetan king, Nyatri Tsenpo. Its first name means “Palace of Mother and Son” in Tibetan. Below the reign of the 5th Dalai Lama the fort became a monastery of the Gelugpa School. Miserably, it was deeply spoiled and abridged to a single storey during the Cultural Revolution but was reconstructed in 1983.