"Alakh Gong Rri Tsang, woman Alakh (living Buddha). She was perhaps forty years of age, buxom, yet quick and sure of movement. Her head was shaven, as demanded of all lamas; for it must be remembered that Drukh Kurr was not a nunnery, but a five-centuries-old lamasery, housing more than five hundred male lamas, who looked upon her as a sexless living god, especially concerned with their particular welfare." (p. 174).
Source of Descriptive Information
Forman, H. (1936).Through forbidden Tibet: An adventure into the unknown by Harrison Forman. London: Jarrolds.; Photographic print located in Harrison Forman Collection, box M5, Forman 0869 c1 and c2