The largest monastery of India is the Tawan Monastery, located in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The monastery was built in the 17th century and is home to around 450 monks. The name of the monastery translates to Horse Chosen. According to folklore, after Merang Lama could not decide on a suitable site for the monastery, he decided to seek diving intervention. Merang Lamas horse then rode all the way to a hilltop, which is the current location of the monastery. Situated at a height of about 3300 meters above sea level, the monastery houses 400 year old scriptures and several other artifacts of importance to the Buddhist religion.