Ganden Tripa

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Tibetan: དགའ་ལྡན་ཁྲི་པ  Chinese: 甘丹赤巴
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.

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Gaden Tripa
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