Ahicchatra monastic cluster, (near) Aonla, Uttar Pradesh, IN

Raw data

Xuanzang visited this site in August, 636 AD. He found 10 monasteries, following the Sammitiya system, with 1000 monks. The site is near Ramgarh in Rohilkhand in U.P.
Src: IN
Input by: SG Jan 22 2009

"Ahicchatra (mod. Ramnagar)."
Schwartzberg Atlas — Digital South Asia Library
Input by: tmciolek, Mar 3 2009

Ahichchhatra, Dt. Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh†
Ahichchhatra which is identified by Alexander Cunningham as Ahicchatra of ancient literature is about 11 km north of Aonla, the tehsil headquarter. This site was first excavated by Cunningham and then by K.N. Dikshit assisted by A. Gosh and others in 1940-44.
(Archaeological Survey of India, 2008. http://asi.nic.in/asi_exca_imp_uttarpradesh.asp)

Ramnagar, India Page
Other names: Rmnagar
World:India:State of Uttar Pradesh
Lat 28.3667 Long 79.1167

[Ramnagar is situated 5.3 nautical miles N of Aonla]

Aonla, India Page
Other names: Aonla Kila
World:India:State of Uttar Pradesh
Lat 28.2833 Long 79.1500

Input by: tmciolek, Mar 23 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 01 Oct 2012

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 20 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Ahicchatra monastic cluster, India.

General location of the Ahicchatra monastic cluster, India.
lat=28.3667 long=79.1167
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://maps.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Ahicchatra monastic cluster (Src: IN Input by: SG Jan 22 2009)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Uttar Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • Part of cluster of ten monasteries as observed by Xuanzang, 636 AD. Names are currently unknown.

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

  • Sammitiya (Src: IN Input by: SG Jan 22 2009)

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • Xuanzang visited this site in August, 636 AD. (Src: IN Input by: SG Jan 22 2009)
  • MBM chrono-tag: 0633-66c - tmciolek 13 Dec 2012
  • 0600-32p 0633-66c 0667-99p dated-x

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

16. Additional notes

  • 636 AD - 10 monasteries, with 1000 monks. (Src: IN Input by: SG Jan 22 2009)

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  • [missing data]

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