Mulbekh monastery, (in) Mulbekh, Jammu and Kashmir, IN

Raw data

"The chief attraction of Mulbekh is a 9-metre rock sculpture in deep relief of Maitreya, the Future Buddha. Its execution combines esoteric Shaivite symbolism and early Buddhist art. Situated bang on the highway, it dates back to the period when Kashmiri Buddhist missionaries came travelling east of the Himalaya.
Mulbekh Gompa: Perched atop a rocky cliff, the Mulbekh gompa (monastery) dominates the valley. It is easy to see why in bygone times this site served as an outpost to guard the caravan route. Like all monasteries it is adorned by frescoes and statues.
Input by: tmciolek, May 02, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 02 May 2012

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Mulbekh monastery, IN.

General location of the Mulbekh monastery, IN.
Lat 34.37875 Long 76.36645
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2012.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=34.37875,76.36645&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

  • Approx., Lat 34.37875 Long 76.36645 - based on the visual identification of the rock with the figure of Mulbekh Maitreya Buddha (Lat 34.3785 Long 76.3666) in satellite imagery in AND the general location of the gompa, which is situated via-a-vis the rock figure (see - tmciolek, 2 May 2012.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

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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

  • MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 18 Dec 2012
  • <=0200 0200-32c 0233-66c 0267-99c 0300-32c 0333-66c 0367-99c 0400-32c 0433-66c 0467-99c 0500-32c 0533-66c 0567-99c 0600-32c 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

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 18 Dec 2012

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • Stylistical

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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