Mu Baha monastery, (in) Patan, Bagmati Zone, NP

Raw data

This is a small, simple monastery in Patan. There is a donative inscription from 1447 CE. It's size suggest no more than 20 monks. —

See Kathmandu Valley: The Preservation of Physical Environment and Cultural Heritage, A Protective Inventory (Vienna: Anton Schroll & Co,1975), II, p. 147

Patan's early name was Yupagrama.

See Theodore Riccardi, Jr., "Buddhism in Ancient and Early Medieval Nepal" In A.K. Narain, Studies in History of Buddhism (Delhi: B.R. Publishing Corporation. 1980), p. 270.

Src: Nepal

Input by: Stewart Gordon, Sep 20, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 03 Oct 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 Mu Baha monastery, NP.

General location of the Mu Baha monastery, NP.
Lat 27.6667 Long 85.3333
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20NP)&ll=27.6667,85.3333&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Mu Baha

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Nepal: Bagmati Zone

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Yupagrama - Riccardi (1980:270)

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • [missing data]

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

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • 1447 CE (inscription of repair)

MBM chrono-tag: 1200=> - tmciolek 03 Oct 2013
1200=> dated-x

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeology, one inscription

16. Additional notes

  • Less than 20 monks in the late 20th. c.

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

  • [missing data]

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