Guita Bahal monastery, (near) Patan, Bagmati Zone, NP

Raw data

Guita Bahal, near Patan = vihara w/2 stupas ascribed to Ashoka 622 outside city, import Kumari sanct. (4. cent)" - 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.

"The Guita Bahal, a second major monastery in this part of east Patan, actually consists of three monastery courtyards linked together. Of the three the north-west court is certainly the oldest, but little remains of it except in legend. Guita means "nine roofs" so it was probably once the site of a splendid nine-roofed temple. The earliest inscription in the monastery, seen on the large stupa outside the court, dates from the 11th c." -
Input by: tmciolek, 28 Dec 2012.

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 28 Dec 2012

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 2 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Guita Bahal monastery, NP.

General location of the Guita Bahal monastery, NP.
Lat 27.6667 Long 85.3333
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20NP)&ll=27.6667,85.3333&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Guita Bahal monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Nepal:Bagmati Zone

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • Pathan monastic cluster

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

  • vihara with 2 stupas ascribed to Ashoka [= Ashoka Maurya, ruled from ca. 269 BCE to 232 BCE -] - Gross (1999)
  • Important Kumari sanct. (4. cent) [BCE] - Gross (1999)
  • MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 28 Dec 2012
  • <=0200 0200-32c 0233-66c 0267-99c 0300-32c 0333-66c 0367-99c 0400-32c 0433-66c 0467-99c 0500-32c 0533-66c 0567-99c 0600-32c 0633-66c 0667-99c 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-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 28 Dec 2012

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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