Hathyagod monastery, (near) Bhawani Mandi, Rajasthan, IN

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"The Kolvi Complex (protected by the ASI and also the most approachable cave) can be accessed from the Bhawani Mandi railhead [Lat 24.419 Long 75.830 - tmciolek, 26 Sep 2012]; a 3-km long gravel path to the right side of the main road will lead you here. Do remember that you need to climb up by about 200 ft before you reach the cave. A steep walk up a hill will get you to both the Vinayaka and Hathyagod caves as well. […]
The Gunai Cave - A short distance away [from Kholvi caves], has nine residential quarters. The Kayavarneshwar Shiva Temple, with a lotus pond, is a little further on, and is quite crowded with devotees on Maha Shivaratri. The Vinayaka Cave Complex is full of bats and is the farthest from the main road. It has 23 residential quarters (some double-storeyed) and a stupa-like temple structure. Though the Hathyagod Cave is the first one from the Bhawani Mandi side, you may want to visit it on your return to Jhalawar. A tough climb up the hill will take you to the cave's rock-cut temple and 11 residential cells."

"Hathyagod – A small table-top hillock, about 80 M. high and very steep, houses a small monastery of 11 living quarters and a temple, which probably had a 4 M. statue of Lord Buddha decorated with chakra and other sacred symbols."

Dag, India Page
World:India:State of Madhya Pradesh
Lat 23.9333 Long 75.8333
Input by: tmciolek, Jun 4, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 15 Apr 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 2km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Hathyagod monastery, IN.

General location of the Hathyagod monastery, IN.
Lat 24.3656 Long 75.8005
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2010.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Hathyagod monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Madhya Pradesh

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

  • Bhawani Mandi railhead - Lat 24.419 Long 75.830 - based on identification of the railway station in maps and satellite imagery, maps.google.com, tmciolek, 26 Sep 2012]

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

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10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

12. Date-intermediate

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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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