Gajulabanda monastery, (near) Tirumalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, IN

Raw data

"Gajulabanda - Extensive Buddhist structures have been revealed here which include a Stupa, Vihara complex and a Chaitya. The noteworthy aspect of Stupa here is the absence of ayaka pillars unlike those at Amarvati & Nagarjunkonda. Two sculptured lions carved in limestone have also been found here apart from the rich collection of antiquities comprising of stucco figurines. Gajulabanda is located 4 km from Phanigiri."

"Andhra Pradesh tourism minister, J Geeta Reddy, said [January 29th, 2007] her state was once the seat of Mahayana Buddhism and had four relevant tourist circuits like
Hyderabad-Kondapur-Phanigiri-Anapu-Gajulabanda-Nagarjunakonda-Dulikatta, Guntur-Chandavaram-Amravati-Vaddamanu-Bhattiprolu,

"Buddhist Site: Gajulabanda, District: Ranga Reddy" - Singh (2007)
"Globally Rangareddy District lies between160 30' and 180 20' of North Latitude and 77 030' and 79 030' of East Longitudes."

Input by: tmciolek, Jul 25, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 26 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 Gajulabanda monastery, IN.

General location of the Gajulabanda monastery, IN.
Lat 17.4410 79.4875
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=17.4410,79.4875&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Gajulabanda monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Andhra Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Gajulabanda = Approx., Lat 17.4410 79.4875 estimated from location of a village close to Aleru river, using the satellite imagery, in - tmciolek, 26 Jul 2010. In other words, Gajulabanda is a place approx 4 km North from Lat 17.4251 Long 79.4736, which is the estimated site of the Phanagiri hill.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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

  • Tirumalagiri -

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

8. The settlement's coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 17.4747 Long 79.4366 - est. from the placement of Tirumalagiri village in - tmciolek, 26 Jul 2010.

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

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

  • [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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