Garjpur monastic cluster, (in) Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, IN

Raw data

[Ghazipur] cannot be the original name of the monastery since Ghazipur is an Islamic name. I will continue looking for the earlier name. Xuanzang visited this site in January, 637. He found 1000 monks in 10 monasteries, all in the Hinayana tradition. Ghazipur is still a a town in U.P.
Src: IN
Input by: SG January 22 2009

"[…] Ghazipur, on the north bank of the Ganges, about forty-fire miles east-north-east from Benares.(3) General Sir Alexander Cunningham (AGI, 438 f.), accepting that identification as certain, cited a statement that the name Ghazipur is a Musalman adaptation of an original Hindu name Garjpur,(4) and proposed to take Hiuen-tsiang's form as the translation of a Sanskrit Garjana-patipura."

Latitude 25.5833 Longitude 83.5667
Input by: tmciolek Mar 24 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 1 Apr 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 20 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Garjpur monastic cluster, India.

General location of the Garjpur monastic cluster, India.
lat= 25.5833 long=83.5667
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=25.5833,83.5667&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Garjpur monastic cluster

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Uttar Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

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

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Theravada - SG January 22 2009

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • The monastic cluster was visited by Xuanzang in 637 AD - SG January 22 2009
  • MBM chrono-tag 0633-66c 0667-99p - tmciolek 1 Apr 2013
  • 0600-32p 0633-66c 0667-99p dated-x

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • pilgrimage account

16. Additional notes

  • In 637 AD - 10 monasteries and 1,000 monks - SG January 22 2009

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

  • [missing data]

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