Goli monastery, (near) Rentachintala, Andhra Pradesh, IN

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Goli was excavated in 1926 and proved to be a site with exuberant carving, stylistically dated to the third century. It is located in the village of Goli on a stream named Goleru, which joins the Krishna River two miles lower down, 18 miles below the famous Nagarjunaconda site. Scenes from the jatakas and the Buddha’s life are prominent themes. The archeological evidence of a vihara consists of two carved pillars and a votive stupa, which may have been pat of a monastic establishment.
P.R. Ramchandra Rao, Andhra Sculpture (Hyderabad, Akshari, 1981) 97.
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 2 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Goli monastery, IN.

General location of the Goli monastery, IN.
Lat 16.589109 Long 79.521129
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2014.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Goli monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India: Andhra Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

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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

  • Exuberant carving, stylistically dated to the third century CE - P.R. Ramchandra Rao 1981:97

MBM chrono-tag 0233-66p - tmciolek 27 Jun 2015
0200-32p 0233-66p 0267-99p dated-x

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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18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. Available Printed Literature

  • Ramachandran, T. N. 1929. Buddhist sculptures from a stupa near Goli Village, Guntur District. Government Press.
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