Songtsen Gampo incense was named after the first Dharma King of Tibet (617-650) and is made by Kajiaman Monastery in the Gansu Region of Tibet. The monastery was built in 1260, and today approximately 1000 monks live and study there. However, the caves near Kajiaman Village have been used for meditation since A.D. 882.
Since 1645, Kajiaman Monastery has followed Gelug tradition. It specializes in medicine, and has produced many famous doctors who have further contributed to Tibetan medicine and pharmaceutical knowledge. The monastery is well-known for providing free medical care to the local villages.