The Ganden Tripa, the throne-holders of Ganden Monastery, is the head of the Gelugpa order. The Ganden Tripa is nominated or appointed on the basis of a hierarchical progression based on merit, with a tenure of 7 years.
The first Ganden Tripa was Gyaltsab Je (1364-1432). The second was Kedrub Je (1385-1438).
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