Bhamala-2 monastery, (near) Taxila, Punjab, PK

Raw data

"Bhamala [= Bhamala-1] not only marked with a unique cruciform shaped Buddhist Stupa and a monastic establishment of 4th 5th century but also marked as the first halting place for trade caravans embarking on the northeastern route from Taxila. It is evident from the number of votive Stupas constructed on the bank of the rivet Haro that sweeps the site at its base on three sides in sharp bends before entering the open valley. […] Opposite Bhamala [=Bhamala-1], On the other side of the river remains of another Stupa and a monastery are lying buried under the river silt."

Input by: tmciolek, July 21, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 21 Jul 2012

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 Bhamala-2 monastery, PK.

General location of the Bhamala-2 monastery, PK.
lat=33.83108 long=72.97653
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2012.

Google Map link:,%20PK)&ll=33.83108,72.97653&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Bhamala-2 monastery - tmciolek

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Pakistan: Punjab

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Bhamala-2 monastery, approx., Lat 33.83108 Long 72.97653 - based on the visual identification of the stupa in maps and satellite photographs, The remnants of the monastery can be seen some 50 m SW of the stupa - tmciolek, 20 Jul 2012.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

8. The settlement's coordinates

  • Taxila Ruins of Sirkup, approx., Lat 33.755 Long 72.829 - based on the visual identification of the site in maps, - tmciolek, 13 Jul 2012.

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

  • Archaeological

16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)

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

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