Leo monastery, (near) Poo, Himachal Pradesh, IN

Raw data

"Poo, or Pooh, also spelled Puh, (altitude 2,662 metres or 8,736 ft), is a small town in Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is also known as "Spuwa". […] Inscriptions, suggest that Poo was an important trading center in the early 11th century.
When A. H. Francke arrived in Poo from the south in July, 1910, it was the first village he found where the language was "entirely Tibetan".[2]" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poo,_India

"Puh : In local language, Puh, is also called Spuwa. […] It houses the Lo-tsa-bai-lha-khaing temple, which is an important Buddhist shrine.
Leo or Li : Leo is located above Puh and is home to a monastery which was supposedly constructed by Padamsambhava himself. The monastery at Li, T-hebkra-Shis-Ihun-grub, belongs to Nyingmpa sect. A nunnery also stands nearby. It is said that it was in use till 19th century when it was abandoned. "
- http://www.buddhist-tourism.com/countries/india/monasteries/himachalpradesh/tashigang-monastery.html
Input by: tmciolek, Dec 23, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 23 Dec 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 Leo monastery, IN.

General location of the Leo monastery, IN.
Lat 31.76645 Long 78.59185
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2012.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India: Himachal Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 31.76645 Long 78.59185 - based on visual identification of the site in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 23 Dec 2012.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • Poo monastery

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

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 0700-32p 0733-66p 0767-99p - tmciolek 23 Dec 2012
  • 0700-32p 0733-66p 0767-99p 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 23 Dec 2012

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

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

  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 1]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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