Arugolanu monastery, (near) Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, IN

Raw data

This site is casually mentioned in the book cited below. It is located south of the Godavari River about 30 miles inland. The author says that the remains of a vihara are located among ruins of a large city.
K.R. Subramanian, Buddhist Remains in Andhra and the History of Andhra between 225 and 610 A.D.
(Madras: Diocesean Press, 1932) p. 28.
Src: IN
Input by: SG Mar 29, 2009

Alphabetical List of Monuments - Andhra Pradesh
132. Mounds containing Buddhist remains; Arugolanu; West Godavari

Eluru, India Page
Other names: Elūru,West Godavari,West Godāvari,Ellore
World:India:State of Andhra Pradesh
Latitude 16.7000 Longitude 81.1000

Input by: tmciolek Apr 6, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 06 Apr 2009

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 Arugolanu monastery, IN.

General location of the Arugolanu monastery, IN.
lat=16.7000 long=81.1000
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=16.7000,81.1000&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Arugolanu monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Andhra Pradesh

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6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

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