Chakhil-i-Ghoundi monastery, (near) Hadda, Velayat-e Nangarhar, AF

Raw data

The Chakhil-i-Ghoundi Stupa, also code-named "Stupa C1", is a small limestone stupa from the Chakhil-i-Ghoundi monastery, at the archeological site of Hadda in eastern Afghanistan. Most of the remains of the stupa were gathered in 1928 by the archeological mission of Frenchman Julien Barthoux of the DAFA, and have been preserved and reconstituted through a collaboration with the Tokyo National Museum. They are today on display at the Musée Guimet in Paris. It is usually dated to the 2nd-3rd century CE.

Adah, Afghanistan Page
Other names: Ada
World:Afghanistan:Velayat-e Nangarhar
Lat 34.3600 Long 70.4717

Input by: tmciolek, Jul 6, 2010

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 Chakhil-i-Ghoundi monastery, AF.

General location of the Chakhil-i-Ghoundi monastery, AF.
Lat 34.36667 Long 70.46667
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20AF)&ll=34.36667,70.46667&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Chakhil-i-Ghoundi monastery - Bopearachchi (2002).

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Afghanistan:Velayat-e Nangarhar

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 34.36667 Long 70.46667 - DoDLRMP and CEMML (2010:#084 Hadda)

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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

  • MBM chrono-tag: <=0200 - tmciolek 29 Dec 2012
  • <=0200 0200-32p 0233-66p 0267-99p dated-ex

12. Date-intermediate

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0200-32p 0233-66p 0267-99p - tmciolek 29 Dec 2012

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

  • [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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