Ushkura monastery, (near) Baramula, Jammu and Kashmir, IN

Raw data

Ushkura (lat. 34 degrees 12 minutes N x long. 74 degrees 22 minutes E in district Baramullah, Kashmir, India) seems likely to have been located in the ancient city of Hushkapura. The site is 32 miles north-northwest of Srinagar. In the time of Xuan Zang the site was a flourishing Buddhist community and he spent a night there. A very thick wall may have contained cells for monks. Little remains today and the site has not been properly excavated.

Input by: Stewart Gordon 05 Apr 2015

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 27 May 2015

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 Ushkura monastery, IN.

General location of the Ushkura monastery, IN.
Lat 34.197690 Long 74.346025
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2014.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=34.197690,74.346025&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Uskhura 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

  • Approx. Lat 34.197690 Long 74.346025 - based on visual identification of ruins of the Ushkara site in maps/satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 27 May 2015.

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

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10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

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12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

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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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18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. Available Printed Literature

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