Ahangan [monastery?], (near) Ahangan, Velayat-e Herat, AF

Raw data

"Ahangaran is the site of a significant Hinanyanic Buddhist monastery. 'The literary and epigraphic evidence about the character of Buddhism is corroborated by the fact that certain present day place names are derived from Hinanyanic terms. The names of cave monaster[…y] of Ahangaran in the Foladi valley [… is] traced to arahantanam-place of arahants (Hinayana saint) and sramanagrama - the habitation of sramanas, (Hinanyana novices).'"
Krishan (1996:56) cited in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahangaran

Ahangan, Afghanistan Page
Other names: Āhangān,Avkhangan
World:Afghanistan:Velayat-e Herat
Latitude 33.8344 Longitude 63.2325

Input by: tmciolek, Jul 30, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 30 Jul 2010

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 Ahangan monastery, AF.

General location of the Ahangan monastery, AF.
Lat 33.8344 Long 63.2325
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2010.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Afghanistan:Velayat-e Herat

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

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

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

16. Additional notes

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