Dhoka Baha monastery, (in) Kathmandu, Bagmati Zone, NP

Raw data

This site is in central Kathmandu and dates to the pre-1350 CE period. Today, only the shrine and the courtyard remain. There is a 7th century sculpture in the courtyard but there is no early textual documentation of the site. The sculpture of the site site suggests only Mahayana use.

See Kathmandu Valley: The Preservation of Physical Environment and Cultural Heritage, A Protective Inventory (Vienna: Anton Schroll & Co,1975), II, 17.

Src: Nepal

Input by: Stewart Gordon, Sep 19, 2009

Dhoka Baha in Kathmandu "vihara with important 7.cent votiv stupa [S. of Thamel, at the same latitude as the Rani Pohari artificial lake - tmc] - Gross (1999) [i.e. his website The Monuments of Kathmandu Valley - Plans and Tables of the Monuments of its Principal Towns and Sites.]
Input by: tmciolek, 20 Nov 2009.

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 15 Jan 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 Dhoka Baha monastery, NP.

General location of the Dhoka Baha monastery, NP.
lat=27.7090 long=85.3117
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2009.

Google Map link:


Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Dhoka Baha monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Nepal:Bagmati Zone

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Henakar Maha Vihar

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., lat=27.7090 long=85.3117, est. from maps.google.com & a town-plan in Gross (1999) entitled "Architectural Monuments of Kathmandu." - tmciolek, 20 Nov 2009.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Mahayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • 7th Century CE - stupa constructed - Gross (1999)
  • MBM chrono-tag 0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p - tmciolek 15 Jan 2013
  • 0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p 0700-32c 0733-66c 0767-99c 0800-32c 0833-66c 0867-99c 0900-32c 0933-66c 0967-99c 1000-32c 1033-66c 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-xl

13. Date-late

  • In existence in 1350 CE - Kathmandu Valley: The Preservation of Physical Environment and Cultural Heritage, A Protective Inventory (Vienna: Anton Schroll & Co,1975), II, 17.
  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 15 Jan 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • Archaeological, art history.

16. Additional notes

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

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

  • [missing data]

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