Manthal Buddha Rock, Skardu

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  • This ancient buddah rock depicts habilitation of budiest in skardu. But today 100% of people are muslim  more »
  • I had to accompany a fellow lady traveler to this site. It was a short hike up the hill. It a must for any Buddhist devotee I suppose.  more »
  • Manthal Buddha Rock is a large granite rock on which is engraved the image of the Buddha that probably dates back to the 8th century. This rock is located in the Manthal village of Skardu City, Pakistan. Buddha Rock is one of the most important relics of Buddhism in Skardu. Before the arrival of Islam in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, the majority of the population was Buddhist and had engraved the Buddha on many stones. This Buddha sculpture was not known to the world until the beginning of the twentieth century because of its remote location. In 1906, Scottish traveler Ella Christie wrote a book about her trip to Western Tibet and highlighted the engravings in her book that gave her international attention. Since then the Government has taken many measures to preserve this monument and is visited by tourists visiting the city of Skardu.
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  • Manthal Buddha Rock is a large granite rock on which picture of Buddha has engraved which probably dates back to 8 century. This rock is located in Manthal village of Skardu city. Buddha Rock is one of the most important relics of Buddhism in Skardu. It's about 3 kilometers from Sadpara Road. Sadpara road will lead to Satpara Lake. Before arrival of Islam in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan the majority of the people were Buddhist and they had engraved the Buddha on many rock pieces. This Buddha carving was not known to the world till beginning of 20th century due to its remote location. In 1906 the Scottish traveler Ella Christie wrote a book on her journey to the Western Tibet and featured the carving in her book which gave it an international attention. Since then the government has taken many steps to preserve this monument and it is visited by tourists who visit the Skardu city.
  • Manthal Budha rock tell the History ' of Buddhism in Baltistan. This rock is located in Manthal village of Skardu Town, Gilgit-Baltistan. Manthal Buddha Rock is a large granite rock on which picture of Buddha has engraved which probably dates back to 8 century. Buddha Rock is one of the most important relics of Buddhism in Skardu.
  • Ancient Buddhism in Pakistan manthal skardu baltisthan Manthal Rock (Buddhist inscriptions), Skardu.JPG Manthal Buddha Rock (Urdu: منٹھل چٹان‎) is a large granite rock on which picture of Buddha has engraved which probably dates back to 8 century. This rock is located in Manthal villageof Skardu Town, in Pakistan. Buddha Rock is one of the most important relics of Buddhism in Skardu. It's about 3 kilometers from Sadpara Road. Sadpara road will lead to Satpara Lake. History Edit Manthal Rock (Buddhist inscriptions), Skardu, Mix view. Before arrival of Islam in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan the majority of the people were Buddhist and they had engraved the Buddha on many rock pieces. This Buddha carving was not known to the world till beginning of 20th century due to its remote location. In 1906 the Scottish traveler Ella Christie wrote a book on her journey to the Western Tibet and featured the carving in her book which gave it an international attention.
  • Its very good place it should be protected by govt as well as other people who are visiting this unique asset of the nation.
  • Manthal Buddha Rock is a large granite rock on which picture of Buddha has engraved which probably dates back to 8th or 9th century. It belongs to Indus valley civilization. It was a Bronze age civilization. Buddha Rock is one of the most important relics of Buddhism in Skardu
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