Gum Bahal monastery, (in) Sankhu, Bagmati Zone, NP

Raw data

Gum Bahal at Sankhu, Nepal - circa 3rd or 2nd c. [AD - tmc] excavated cave monastery (Gumpha Vihara, Vihara of Caves) - Huntington & Chandrasekhar (2000:56)

Input by: tmciolek, Aug 29, 2009

“Gum Bahal
Alternative Names: Padmagiri Dharmadhatu Mahavihara, Gubaha, Gam Baha, Gunbihar
16th ct.
Two Roof Temple (Pagoda Style), former Buddhist Monastery (Vihara), "Vihara on the hill". One of the 64 Shiva Temples around Pashupatinath in and near the Kathmandu Valley (# 9 / 64)”
Input by: tmciolek, 09 Apr 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 09 Apr 2013

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 Gum Bahal monastery, NP.

General location of the Gum Bahal monastery, NP.
lat=27.7167 long=85.4500
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20NP)&ll=27.7167,85.4500&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Gum Bahal monastery - Huntington & Chandrasekhar (2000:56)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Nepal:Bagmati Zone

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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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

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10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

  • circa 3rd or 2nd c. AD - Huntington & Chandrasekhar (2000:56)
  • MBM chrono-tag 0200-32p 0233-66p 0267-99p - tmciolek 9 Apr 2013
  • 0200-32p 0233-66p 0267-99p 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

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13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 9 Apr 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

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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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