Avidhakarna monastery, (near) Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, IN

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Avidhakarna Samgharama. Lit. Unpierced Ears Monastery. An ancient monastery near Benares; 'near Yodhapatipura'. Src: Eitel (1888:26-27)
Input by: tmciolek, Feb 27 2009

"M. Vivien de Saint-Martin pointed out (Memoires, 2. 362) that, on that understanding, Yuddha-patipura or Yuddharajapura would be more accurate, and proposed to identify the place with Ghazipur, on the north bank of the Ganges, about forty-fire miles east-north-east from Benares.(3) General Sir Alexander Cunningham (AGI, 438 f.), accepting that identification as certain, cited a statement that the name Ghazipur is a Musalman adaptation of an original Hindu name Garjpur,(4) and proposed to take Hiuen-tsiang's form as the translation of a Sanskrit Garjana-patipura."
Input by: tmciolek, Mar 24 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 08 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 Avidhakarna monastery, IN.

General location of the Avidhakarna monastery, IN.
lat=25.5833 long=83.5667
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://maps.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Avidhakarna monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India: State of Uttar Pradesh

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

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8. The settlement's coordinates

Approx., La 25.5833 Long 83.5667 - http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/36/Ghazipur.html

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

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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

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16. Additional notes

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17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

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