Spituk monastery, (near) Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, IN

Raw data

"Spituk Gompa of Ladakh dates back to the 11th century. It owes its inception to Od-de [ven.odde], the elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub Od. Od-de led to the establishment of a monastic community at this place. A three-chapel monastery, Spituk is located at a distance of approximately 8 km from the town of Leh. The name "Spituk", meaning exemplary, has been derived from a statement of a translator, Rinchen Zangpo [ven.rinchenzangpo], about the monastery."

Input by: tmciolek, Mar 16, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 18 Jul 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 Spituk monastery, IN.

General location of the Spituk monastery, IN.
lat=34.1253 long=77.5261
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2012.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Spituk monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Jammu and Kashmir

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

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 1033-66p - tmciolek 18 Jul 2014
1033-66p 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 18 Jul 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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