Depal Khortsen

Depal Khortsen (Wylie: Lde-dpal-hkhor-btsan, c. 870 – 900) was a ruler of Tibet according to the Ladakhi Chronicles. He was a grandson of Langdarma and the father of Kyide Nyimagon. He was responsible for erecting eight early monasteries including an "Upper Mngahris" monastery (identity unknown). He also encouraged the mass production of copies of scriptures to spread religion.[1][2]


  1. ^ Handa, O. C. (2001), Buddhist Western Himalaya: A Politico-Religious History, Indus Publishing Company, p. 125, ISBN 978-81-7387-124-5
  2. ^ Francke, August Hermann (1992). Antiquities of Indian Tibet. Volume 38; Volume 50 of New imperial series. Asian Educational Services. p. 92. ISBN 81-206-0769-4.