Govisana monastery, (in) Kashipur, Uttarakhand, IN

Raw data

Govisana. Xuanzang visited this site in August, 636 AD. He found 10 monasteries, all Hinayana, with 100 monks. The site is located in the modern district of Kashipur, U.P.
Src: IN
Input by: SG Jan 22 2009

"Kashipur was known as Govishan or Govisana, during the time of Harsha (606–647 AD), when Xuanzang (631–641 AD) visited this region.",_Uttarakhand

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 07 Apr 2013

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 Govisana monastery, IN.

General location of the Govisana monastery, IN.
lat=29.2167 long=78.9500
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=29.2167,78.9500&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Govisana monastery

2. Monastery's modern country

  • India:State of Uttarakhand
  • India: State of Himachal 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 - Input by: SG Jan 22 2009

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • 636 CE - a visit by Xuzanzang
  • MBM chrono-tag 0600-32p 0633-66c 0667-99p - tmciolek 07 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 636 CE, 10 monasteries and 100 monks - Input by: SG Jan 22 2009

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

  • [missing data]

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