Jinge monastery, (near) Taihuai, Shanxi, CN

Raw data

“The opulent Jinge Temple on Mt. Wutai was completed in 767, a pet project of Amoghavajra's [(705–774)], and one of his many efforts to promote the bodhisattva Manjusri as the protector of China.” - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoghavajra

“Jinge Temple (simplified Chinese: 金阁寺; traditional Chinese: 金閣寺; pinyin: Jīngé Sì), or "Golden Pavilion Temple", is a Buddhist temple in Shanxi province, China.
The temple is located on Mount Wutai, north of the South Peak and south of the Central Peak, about 15 kilometres from Taihuai town. It is at an altitude of 1,900 meters, the highest besides those temples on the five peaks of Wutai.
Jinge Temple is closely associated with the monk Amoghavajra, an Indian master of Esoteric Buddhism who lived during the Tang Dynasty. The temple was built to promote Bodhisattva Manjusri, the bodhisattva of wisdom, as the protector of China.” - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinge_Temple
Input by: tmciolek, Feb 26, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 28 Feb 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 Jinge monastery, CN.

General location of the Jinge monastery, CN.
Lat 38.96684 Long 113.5066
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Jinge monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Shanxi Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 38.96684 Long 113.5066 - based on visual identification of the site in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 28 Feb 2013.

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

  • Tantric Buddhism

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0767-99c - tmciolek 28 Feb 2013
  • 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 Feb 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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18. Available Printed Literature

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  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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