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

Raw data

This site is in Patan. Now, it is a ruined monastery with only part of the front facade remaining. A clue to its age is an inscription that it was repaired in 1462 CE. the building appears to be small, with room for no more than 15 monks.

See See Kathmandu Valley: The Preservation of Physical Environment and Cultural Heritage, A Protective Inventory (Vienna: Anton Schroll & Co,1975), II, p. 152.

Src: Nepal

Input by: Stewart Gordon, Sep 20, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 21 Sep 2009

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 Nhu Baha monastery, NP.

General location of the Nhu Baha monastery, NP.
Lat 27.6667 Long 85.3333
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Nhu Baha monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Nepal:Bagmati Zone

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Bahal Courtyard

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • Patan cluster of monasteries

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

  • 1200 CE (?)
  • MBM chrono-tag 1167-99p - tmciolek 18 Dec 2012
  • 1167-99p 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • 1462 CE

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]
  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 18 Dec 2012

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeology, one insciption

16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)
  • about 15 monks

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

  • [missing data]

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