Hushkapura monastery, (near) Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, IN

Raw data

"The village Ushkura or Wushkur is an important place in Buddhist history. The site Ushkura is in Baramulla District. It lies in lat. 34’ 12” N.; long.74’ 22” E [= Lat 34.2000 Long 74.3667 - tmciolek]. Kalhana Rajatarngini states that This city Hushkapura has been established by Huvishka. Its is 31 miles to the west- north –west of Srinagar. King Lalitaditya built here a large vihara with stupa, which is in runis now. It was also attested by Hiuen Tsang that he spent a night at Huskpura, when he enters the valley.the interesting fact about this stupa is that it was built over an older scanty base. It looks like that entire wall was embroidered in terracotta, having image of colossal Buddha with other figures. Eleven terracotta heads and number of fragmented limbs of images were found now displayed in SPS Museum Srinagar. We can see the Gandhara school influence on them."
Jasrotia (2012:58)

Input by: tmciolek, Nov 7, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 25 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 Hushkapura monastery, IN.

General location of the Hushkapura monastery, IN.
Lat 34.1960 Long 74.3627
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2012.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=34.1960,74.3627&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Hushkapura monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Jammu and Kashmir

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Huskpura - Jasrotia (2012:58)

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 34.1960 Long 74.3627 - based on visual identification of the village Ushkura in maps/satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 7 Nov 2012.

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

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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

  • Est. by King Lalitaditya - Jasrotia (2012:58). Note that Lalitāditya Muktapīḍa has ruled 724–760 CE and "was an emperor of the Kashmiri Karkoṭa dynasty, which exercised influence in northwestern India from 625 CE until 1003." - Therefore, the information offered by Jasrotia (2012:58) is not correct.

12. Date-intermediate

  • MBM chrono-tag 0567-99p 0600-32c 0633-66p - tmciolek 25 Apr 2013
  • 0567-99p 0600-32c 0633-66p dated-x

13. Date-late

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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

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

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18. Available Printed Literature

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