Devikota monastery, (near) Gangarampur, West Bengal, IN

Raw data

"Other notable monasteries of Pala period were […] Devikota (identified with ancient Kotivarsa, 'modern Bangarh') […]."

Buddhist Viharas in Bangladesh
Devikota (S of Dinajpur)

"Devkot […] (also known as Kotivarsha, Devikota, Devakota or Diw-kot) was an ancient city which was the administrative centre of Kotivarsha Vishaya (territorial division), itself part of the wider administrative unit of Pundravardhana Bhukti, which had Mahasthangarh as its capital[1] in the period of Chandras, Varmans and Senas. […] The ruins of the city are found in Bangarh village, about 45 km south of Balurghat town, in Dakshin Dinajpur district of West Bengal state in eastern India. […] There was a Buddhist monastery at Devikota."

Balurghat, India Page
Other names: Bālurghāt
World:India:State of West Bengal
Lat 25.2167 Long 88.7667

"The district of Dakshin Dinajpur […] was a part of undivided Dinajpur district of erstwhile Bengal which was known as Pundra Vardhan Bhukti in ancient times. […] The eastern portion of Dinajpur was known as Panchanagari and Devakot was the capital, the ruins or which are still found in and around Bangarh in Gangarampur PS. […]"

"[T]he Archaeological Survey of India excavated ruins of an ancient civilization at Bangarh (03 kms north of Gangarampur) […]"

Gangarampur, India Page
Other names: Gangārāmpur
World:India:State of West Bengal
Lat 25.4000 Long 88.5167

Input by: tmciolek, Jul 16, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 22 Jul 2010

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 Devikota monastery, IN.

General location of the Devikota monastery, IN.
Lat 25.4200 Long 88.5390
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=25.4200,88.5390&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Devikota monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of West Bengal

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx, Lat 25.4200 Long 88.5390 (est. 3 km N. from Lat 25.4000 Long 88.5167, i.e. Gangarampur coords, using - tmc, 22 Jul 2010).

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

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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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