Alchi monastery, (in) Alchi, Jammu and Kashmir, IN

Raw data

Alchi Monastery or Alchi Gompa - between 958 and 1055.

Handa, Omakanda C. 2004. Buddhist Monasteries of Himachal. New Delhi: Indus Publishing [].

"Traditionally, the creation of the Alchi complex is attributed to the famous scholar-translator Rinchen Zangpo (958–1055) in the 10th century, along with the Lamayuru Monastery, the Wanla [most likely, a post 1200 development - tmciolek], the Mang-gyu and the Sumda." -

Input by: tmciolek, Mar 6, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 21 Mar 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200 m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Alchi monastery, IN.

General location of the Alchi monastery, IN.
lat=34.22375 long=77.17528
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2012.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=34.22375,77.17528&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Jammu and Kashmir

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 34.22375 Long 77.17528 - based on the satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 6 Mar 2012

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

  • Alchi

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0967-99p 1000-32p 1033-66p - tmciolek 18 Dec 2012
  • 0967-99p 1000-32p 1033-66p 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> date-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag: 1200=> - tmciolek 2 Nov 2012

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)

17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

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