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

Raw data

"Starrimo Monastery, on a hilltop, is an old structure depicting various Buddhist morals and values through its paintings."

"Among the other monasteries in Kargil, Starrimo Monastery is a branch of a greater monastic organization and was built in the 10th century."

"Padum has become famous as a major trekking base and a popular tourist destination. Several places of tourist interest in the vicinity of the townships can be visited in the course of entertaining walks. The nearest site is a set of ancient rock carvings on a huge boulder near the bank of the Lung-nak river, just below the old township. These date from the 8th century and provide epigraphic evidence that the region was under the influence of Indian Buddhism since ancient times. The Stagrimo monastery, with about 30 resident lamas, clings to a tree-covered ridge above the old town [emph. - tmc], at an hour's uphill walk along flower-strewn green hill slopes."

Input by: tmciolek, Apr 19, 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 2 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Stagrimo monastery, IN.

General location of the Stagrimo monastery, IN.
Lat 33.4550 Long 76.8689
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2012.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=33.4550,76.8689&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: Ladakh & Zanskar

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 33.4550 Long 76.8689, based on the possible visual identification of the site in maps and satellite imagery, - 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

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • The monastery was built in the 10th century CE

MBM chrono-tag 0933-66p - tmciolek 18 Jul 2014
0933-66p 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 18 Jul 2014

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

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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