Nako monastery, (in) Nako, Himachal Pradesh, IN

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" Nako is a village in the Himalayas of northern India. It is located in Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh. The area is known for its lake, Nako Lake which forms part of the border of the village. Nako Monastery is located in the village as well as several other Buddhist temples. Located high on a hillside (about 3600m above sea level), it receives tourists during the summer months. […] Lat 31.881519 Long 78.627464" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nako,_Himachal_Pradesh

"Nako Monastery, (in the middle of the village). Allegedly founded by Ringchen Zangpo in 996 AD. A complex of small old temples with fine old sculptures and frescoes, sadly some of them neglected. There's also a new temple built in recent years."
http://wikitravel.org/en/Nako

Nako Research and Preservation Project
http://athene.geo.univie.ac.at/project/nako/

"At an altitude of 3660 m, Nako is the highest village in the valley of Hangrang surrounded by barren and dusty landscape. The monastic complex in Nako, comprises four temples apart from other buildings. From outside, the monastery exude a very simple appearance, but this is in contrast to what you will see inside. Two temples are of utmost importance here, the Main temple and the Upper temple. Both these temples are considered the oldest amongst all the structures and still preserve their original clay sculptures, murals and ceiling panels. The largest temple or the main temple is also called the Translator's Temple. It also happens to be the oldest monument in the village."
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g3136741-d2719008-Reviews-Nako_Monastery-Nako_Himachal_Pradesh.html
Input by: tmciolek, Dec 22, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 22 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 Nako monastery, IN.

General location of the Nako monastery, IN.
Lat 31.881519 Long 78.627464
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2012.


Google Map link:

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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


5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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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

  • Vajrayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 0967-99p - tmciolek 22 Dec 2012
  • 0967-99p 1000-32c 1033-66c 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 22 Dec 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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18. Available Printed Literature

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