Garikapadu monastery, (near) Sattenapalle, Andhra Pradesh, IN

Raw data

The site is located 10 miles northwest of Sattenpali in Andhra Pradesh, India and has remains of a monastery. An inscription on a water trough dates to 200 CE. The style of sculpture also suggests an early Amamravati date and Theravada affiliations. The site has not been excavated.

P.R. Ramchandra Rao, Andhra Sculpture (Hyderabad, Akshari, 1981) 103.
Input by: Stewart Gordon 15 Apr 2015

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 27 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 Garikapadu monastery, IN.

General location of the Garikapadu monastery, IN.
Lat 16.5079055 Long 80.0753813
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2014.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=16.5079055,80.0753813&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Garikapadu monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:Andhra Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 16.5079055 Long 80.0753813 - based on visual identification of the Garikapadu Buddhist Site in satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 20 May 2015.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • [missing data]

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

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

  • Sattenpali - Ramchandra Rao (1981:103)

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Theravada - Ramchandra Rao (1981:103)

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • An inscription on a water trough dates to 200 CE. - P.R. Ramchandra Rao 1981:103

MBM chrono-tag 0200-32c - tmciolek 27 Jun 2015
<=200 0200-32c 0233-66p dated-x

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • Epigraphic, art stylistic

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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18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. Available Printed Literature

  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 1]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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