Mangyu monastery, (near) Alchi, Jammu and Kashmir, IN

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"Mangyu Monastery - Mangu is situated to the south of Uletokpo and west of Alchi, which is around 2 hours walk from Alcbi, Taking this track, one crosses the by a small Bridge and passing the village, it enters into a deep gorge. Ascending from the right bank of the stream, a half way and it crosses to the left, after sharp turn. After around two and a half hours of walk, the Mangu Village comes to sight, picturesquely standing on the foothills, above the ravine. The Mangu Monastery is also constructed on flat land like Alchi and Tabo Monasteries. The great translator Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo probably founded this monastery during the same period as the Alchi Choskor. The monastery comprises of four temples. The smaller temples, on either side of the main temple have a statue of Avaloketesvara and Maitriya in the standing posture. The right side temple has a statue of a four-headed Vairocana, as the main image. The wall has murals of Mandala." -

“The village of Mangyu (Mang-rgyu) lies approximately 78km from Leh in a lonely and spectacular side valley of the Indus. The upper part of Mangyu today has its largest cluster of houses situated above a terrace of fields at an altitude of 3450 metres. This part of the village preserves the remains of a monastery which was surely once almost as magnificent as Alchi and also dates from the same periode.” -

A pictorial account of an 8 km trip upstream of the Indus river valley from Uletopko village to Mangyu monastery -
Input by: tmciolek, Mar 21, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 21 Mar 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 Mangyu monastery, IN.

General location of the Mangyu monastery, IN.
Lat 34.2177 Long 77.1167
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=34.2177,77.1167&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Jammu and Kashmir

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

  • Alchi

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

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  • MBM chrono-tag: 0967-99p 1000-32p 1033-66p - tmciolek 21 Mar 2013
  • 0967-99p 1000-32p 1033-66p 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> date-el

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag: 1200=> - tmciolek 21 Mar 2012

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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