Urgyen Dzong hermitage, (towards) Mulbekh, Jammu and Kashmir, IN

Raw data

"Phokar Urgyen Dzong - A place in the mountains, where Phadmasambhava meditated in caves. Now opposite the caves is a Drukpa-Kagyu gompa.
Access is from Shergol. Leave NH1D in Shergol to the southwest til you reach the campsite, cross creek and proceed up to the canyon. There are metal and wooden ladders. Then up the hillside to the left until you see the gompa.
There are several caves and natural buddhist signs on the rocks."

"Urgyan-Dzong: This meditation retreat lies tucked away in an amazing natural mountain fortress high up in the Zanskar range. The surrounding hillside reveals several caves where high-ranking Buddhist saints meditated in seclusion. The main approach is a footpath laid through the only gap available in the rocky ramparts."

Input by: tmciolek, May 01, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 28 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 Urgyen Dzong hermitage, IN.

General location of the Urgyen Dzong hermitage, IN.
Lat 34.3671133 Long 76.2877755
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2012.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Urgyen Dzong hermitage

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

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

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10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag 0733-66p - tmciolek 28 Jul 2014
0733-66p 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

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13. Date-late

  • The monastery was active in the 2000s

MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 28 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

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