Biswanath Hill monastery, (near) Delanga, Orissa, IN

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"Biswanath Hill is famous for its ancient monastery of Dignag, the Buddhist Logician and Philosopher. Besides tokens reminiscent of Buddhism, there is also the archeological remains of a Varaha image. A temple dedicated to Biswanath on the upper part of Biswanath Mundia Hill near Delanga, is also worth seeing.
The hill is one of the ideal bases for exploring the cultural history of Puri District. Delanga is 15 km from Sakhigopal. Sakhigopal is 22 km from Puri on the National Highway 203."
Input by: tmciolek, Apr 22, 2009

Dignag - the first Buddhist logician of note. Active c. 400 AD -
Input by: tmciolek, Apr 22, 2009

Delang, India Page
Other names: Delāng
World:India:State of Orissa
Lat 20.0833 Long 85.7500
Input by: tmciolek, Apr 22, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 29 Dec 2012

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 Biswanath Hill monastery, IN.

General location of the Biswanath Hill monastery, IN.
lat=20.0833 long=85.7500
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=20.0833,85.7500&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Orissa

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

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10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

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12. Date-intermediate

  • MBM chrono-tag 0367-99p 0400-32p 0433-66p - tmciolek 29 Dec 2012
  • 0367-99p 0400-32c 0433-66p dated-x

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, possible textual

16. Additional notes

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

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