Jokhang [monastery ?], (in) Lhasa, Xizang, CN

Raw data

"The Jokhang, (Tibetan: ཇོ་ཁང་; Wylie: Jo-khang; Chinese: 大昭寺; pinyin: Dàzhāosì), also called the Jokang, Jokhang Temple, Jokhang Monastery […], is located on Barkhor Square in Lhasa. It was built during the reign of king Songsten Gampo (605?-650 CE) to celebrate his marriage with Chinese Tang Dynasty princess Wencheng, who was a Buddhist."
29.653056, 91.131389

"[T]he Jokhang Temple was first named Rasa, which in Tibetan means 'goats carry the earth'."

Input by: tmciolek, Dec 15, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 11 Mar 2012

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 Jokhang monastery, CN.

General location of the Jokhang monastery, CN.
Lat 29.653056 Long 91.131389
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=29.653056,91.131389&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Xizang Zizhiqu

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

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

  • Vajrayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

11. Date-early

  • Founded c. 650 CE as a temple. Started operating as a monastery sometime after Samye, the first Tibetan monastery has been founded in 779 CE.
  • MBM chrono-tag: 0633-66c - tmciolek 12 Dec 2012
  • 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

  • In active use in 2012
  • MBM chrono-tag: 1200=> - tmciolek 26 Oct 2012

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • “Gompa Tsultrim Nyingpo  b.1116 - d.1169 , aka Gomtsul Tsultrim Nyingpo […] abbot of Daklha Gampo, […] played an important historical role in his mediation of warring factions associated with different monastic lineages in the Lhasa area during the twelfth century. He was in charge of restoring the Jokang Temple, since it had suffered serious damage during the fighting."

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • Archaeological, architectural

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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