Kulu Valley monastic cluster, (near) Kulu, Himachal Pradesh, IN

Raw data

When Xuanzang visited Kulu in the early decades of the seventh century he recorded that there were about twenty monasteries in Kulu Valley with 1000 resident monks. See Beal trans. of the Si-yu-ki, pp. 176-178.
Src: India
Input by: SG Jan 21 2009

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Input by: tmciolek Feb 23 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 08 Sep 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 20 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Kulu Valley monastic cluster, IN.

General location of the Kulu Valley monastic cluster, IN.
Lat 31.9667 Long 77.1000
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://maps.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Kulu Valley monastic cluster

2. Monastery's modern country

  • India: State of Himachal Pradesh.

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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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

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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

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12. Date-intermediate

  • There were about twenty monasteries in the cluster when the site was visited in the 7th c. AD by Xuanzang - See Beal trans. of the Si-yu-ki, pp. 176-178.

MBM chrono-tag 0600-32p 0633-66c 0667-99p - tmciolek 08 Sep 2013
0600-32p 0633-66c 0667-99p 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

  • Pilgrim account

16. Additional notes

  • Approx 20 monasteries with 1,000 monks.

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

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