Halud monastery, (towards) Paharpur, Rajshahi Division, BD

Raw data

"Halud Vihara located between the Tulshiganga and Jamuna rivers in Vilasbadi Union of badalgachhi upazila, fifteen km south of Paharpur Buddhist Monastery, fifty km northwest of Mahasthan, and eighteen km north of Naogaon town. There are many scattered ancient mounds at Halud Vihara village. These remains occupy a large area, but they have been considerably encroached and destroyed by local people. This entire village, also locally known as Dvipganj, is profusely littered with old bricks, potsherds and other cultural debris. These old mounds and the name of the village suggest that there are remains of a flourishing ancient Buddhist settlement."

"Naogaon district, Rajshahi Division, north-west Bangladesh, 9 miles west-south-west of Paharpur
Ref.: 1211
A large mound 100 feet across and 25 feet high is the principal monument of a Buddhist archaeological site contemporary with the existing World Heritage Site of Paharapur, to which is proposed to be added as an additional Monumnet Zone as part of a serial nomination. Associated with Raja Haladhara and Sonavan in local legend, the site has been the find spot of stone and metal images, terracotta plaques, ornamental bricks, etc."

Paharpur, Bangladesh Page
Other names: Pāhārpur
World:Bangladesh:Barisal Division
Lat 24.6000 Long 88.8333

“Between 1150 AD and 1760 AD, Buddhism began to disappear from the Bangladeshi soil. Following the decline of the Palas, Hindu senis (armies) came to rule Bengal, and crushed Buddhism. Surviving Buddhists retreated to the Chittagong area. In less than a century later, the senas were swamped by the tide of Islam
The Muslim invaders destroyed many monasteries with the establishment of their rule in Bengal. They killed many Buddhist monks and carried out force conversion.” - http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com.au/2011/01/brief-history-of-buddhism-in-bangladesh.html#.URw06KX1ifQ
Input: tmciolek 14 Feb 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 14 Feb 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 Halud monastery, BD.

General location of the Halud monastery, BD.
lat=224.6000 long=88.8333
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://maps.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Halud monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Bangladesh:Rajshahi Division

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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

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

  • MBM chrono-tag 0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p - tmciolek 14 Feb 2013
  • 0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p 0700-32c 0733-66c 0767-99c 0800-32c 0833-66c 0867-99c 0900-32c 0933-66c 0967-99c 1000-32c 1033-66c 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 14 Feb 2013

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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