Patan - Vabaha

Patan - Vabaha

History and Inventory of a Newar Buddhist Monastery

Genre:Classical History / Civilization, Buddhism, Architecture
Language: English

About the Book

This volume presents the religious, architectural, and textual background of Vabäha, one of the 16 main monasteries of Patan, located in one of the three royal cities of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. The history of the Buddhist monastic courtyard and its objects is presented along with 42 inscriptions, dating from 1596 CE to 2021.

Bijay Basukala is an artist from Bhaktapur, engaged in the documentation of the architectural heritage of the Newars. He documented three of the monastery's four caityas in 2021 with measured drawings.

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