Zehenpora monastery, (near) Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, IN

Raw data

"Zehenpora is a small village of Baramulla district. It lies between lat. 34’ 10’ , 48 72” N.; long. 74’ 15” 25’ 96” E [= these coordinates do not make sense - tmciolek, 7 Nov 2012]. During my exploration I found three mounds. Two mounds were on the right bank of river Jhelum and the third one is on the left bank of river Jhelum. Presumably these mounds are Buddhist Stupa. Stone structure of first stupa is visible. These three mounds are group of three stupas or stupa with chaitya." Jasrotia (2012:58)

"CHAPTER – XIII - DISTRICT BARAMULLA […] 127. Zehenpora i. Zehenpora ii. Munjgram iii. Nagnari iv. Perniya […]"

Zahem Pora lies about 2km W from the village of Peemian on the banks of r. Jhelum, see
http://maps.mapmyindia.com/#map+of+nagnari,baramula+district,jammu+&+kashmir [scale 0-6 km]

Input by: tmciolek, Nov 7, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 07 Nov 2012

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 Zehenpora monastery, IN.

General location of the Zehenpora monastery, IN.
Lat 34.1760 Long 74.2411
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2012.

Google Map link:


Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Zehenpora monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Jammu and Kashmir

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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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

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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

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0567-99p 0600-32c 0633-66c 0700-32c 0733-66c 0767-99p dated-xx

12. Date-intermediate

  • Was visited by Xuezang - Jasrotia (2012:58)

MBM chrono-tag 0600-32c 0633-66c - tmciolek 15 Jul 2013

  • Jasrotia (2012:58) writes that the monastery was established King Lalitaditya. This must be an error. Most likely it was the time when the monastery was repaired or extended by the King who ruled 724–760 CE, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lalitaditya_Muktapida)

MBM chrono-tag 0733-66c - tmciolek 15 Jul 2013

13. Date-late

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  • Kashmir's Buddhism was destroyed during conquest by Muslim forces in the 14th c. - Input by: SG Feb 27 2009. Possibly Zehenpora was abandoned/destroyed at that time.

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

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18. Available Printed Literature

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  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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