Adurru monastery, (near) Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh, IN

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The site is an ancient fortress and trading center with a Buddhist establishment. It is located on the banks of the Vainatiya River, a branch of the Godavari River, six miles from its descent into the sea. Adurru is in the current-day subdivision of Razole of Andhra Pradesh, India. Besides two large stupas, excavations in the 1920’s located a vihara. Coins from the site date from the first century BCE to the second century CE.

P.R. Ramchandra Rao, Andhra Sculpture (Hyderabad, Akshari, 1981) 100-101.
Input by: Stewart Gordon 15 Apr 2015

"Adurru is located on the western bank of the Vainetaya branch of Godavari river which is around 9.5 km from sea. The village is quiet close to Nagaram and is a part of the east Razole taluk of East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh.
The place is famous for a mound which the localites call Dubaraju Gudi. Excavations carried out in the year 1953 brought to surface a mahastupa which measures 17 feet in diameter. A raised platform surrounds it all around. The excavations also revealed shreds of jars, troughs, dishes and bowls of red and kaolin. The excavation site covers an area of 2.04 acres. […] By Road Adurru is well connected by road. Buses run from Machilipatnam which is 17 km away."
Input: tmciolek 14 May 2015

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 15 Jun 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 Adurru monastery, IN.

General location of the Adurru monastery, IN.
Lat 16.478576 Long 81.954675
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2014.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=16.478576,81.954675&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Adurru monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India: Andhra Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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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

  • Coins from the site date from the first century BCE to the second century CE. - P.R. Ramchandra Rao 1981:100-101.

MBM chrono-tag <=200 - tmciolek 15 Jun 2015

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

MBM chrono-tag <=200 - tmciolek 15 Jun 2015

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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