Pibiting monastery, (near) Padam, Jammu and Kashmir, IN

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Pibiting Monastery is assumed to have been built by King Kanishka and is noted for its wondrous `stupa` creation.

The monastery in an old hamlet called ‘Pibiting’ is inhabited by more than 30 monks. The nearby area, even the hills, are terraced for farming. This 10th century structure is completely designed on the lines of Stupa architecture.

There are several monasteries in and around Padum. […]the one at Pibiting is a magnificent piece of stupa architecture. Believed to have been founded by Kanishka (the ruler of the Kushan dynasty) in the 2nd century

Pibiting Gonpa (Monastery And Stupa) - http://photo/pibiting-gonpa-monastery-and-stupa-padum-by-travelpod-member-lraleigh-patnitop-india.html?sid=10289012&fid=tp-3

Input by: tmciolek, Apr 19, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 07 Mar 2014

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 Pibiting monastery, IN.

General location of the Pibiting monastery, IN.
Lat 33.4799 Long 76.8911
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2012.

Google Map link:


Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Jammu and Kashmir: Ladakh & Zanskar

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 33.4799 Long 76.8911, based on the visual identification of the site in maps and sattelite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 21 Apr 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

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 <=0200 - tmciolek 07 Mar 2014
<=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

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 07 Mar 2014

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

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

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