Dhulikatta [monastery?], near Peddapali, Andhra Pradesh, IN

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"Dhulikatta is located in Peddapalli Taluk of Karimnagar District. This small village is situated on the right bank of Hussainimiya Vagu, about 10 km from Peddabankur, a nearby non-monastic complex.
Dhulikatta is an important Buddhist site which contains many Buddhist stupas of the Satavahana period and one of the 30 walled cities mentioned by Megasthanes in his travel account, the Indica. Excavations have dated the site to have flourished between the 2nd Century BC to 2nd Century AD. The artifacts unearthed include remains of gateways built of light bricks, Mahastupas, residential houses, wells, punch-marked coins, Roman and Satavahana coins and seals. Experts estimate that forty-seven slabs were used to decorate the dome of the Stupa here. Remains of Chatra, Buddhapada, Charmachakra Stupa etc used to symbolically represent Buddha were found here. Other excavations have discovered Brahmi inscriptions on ayaka slabs and an ivory seal at the site. The bronze/copper idol of mother and child known as Ankadhatri is another important find."

Input by: tmciolek 13 May 2015

Buddhist archaeological site
Dhulikatta is a small village located at around 28Km from Karimnagar city and 5Km from Eligedu & Julapalli Mandal headquarters. One can follow the Karimnagar-Katnapalli 17km-Eligedu 22km-Dhulikatta 26km, 2.5km route [heading north of Dulikatta - tmc] to reach the Stupa site. Katnapalli is located on Rajiv Rahadari(SH1) connecting Karimnagar-Peddapalli at a distance of around 20Km. The actual Stupa is 4Km inside the village located on the banks of Hussainimiya Vagu amidst the agricultural lands. This place is not reachable on a car. You can go on a 2-wheeler to some distance and take a walk from there to reach this rather neglected historical site
Nearby cities: Karimnagar, Ramagundam City, Ramagundam
Coordinates:   18°36'35"N   79°16'18"E [18.60972222, 79.27166667 - tmc, 20 May 2015]
- http://wikimapia.org/20909990/Dhulikatta-Buddhist-Archaeological-Site
Input by: tmciolek 20 May 2015

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 18 Jun 2015

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 Dhulikatta monastery, IN.

General location of the Dhulikatta monastery, IN.
Lat 18.609529 Long 79.271871
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2014.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Dhulikatta [monastery?]

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:Andhra Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 18.609529 Long 79.271871 - based on visual identification of the stupa in satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 20 May 2015.

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

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12. Date-intermediate

  • The site has flourished between the 2nd Century BC to 2nd Century AD.
  • MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 18 Jun 2015

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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

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

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18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. Available Printed Literature

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