Hiranyaparvata monastic cluster, (towards) Munger, Bihar, IN

Raw data

Xuanzang visited this site in January, 639. He found 10 monasteries in the Sammitiya tradition with 4000 monks. The site is in the modern district of Monghyr, Bihar. I have not located any archaeological evidence as yet.
Src: IN
Input by: SG January 22 2009

Munger, India Page
Other names: Monghyr
World:India:Bihar State of
Latitude 25.3833 Longitude 86.4667

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 15 Sep 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 Hiranyaparvata monastery, IN.

General location of the Hiranyaparvata monastery, IN.
lat=25.3833 long=86.4667
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://maps.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Hiranyaparvata monastic cluster

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Bihar

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

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • Sammitiya

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • Xuanzang visited this site in January, 639. - Input by: SG January 22 2009
  • MBM chrono-tag: 0600-32p 0633-66c 0667-99p - tmciolek 15 Sep 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 639 AD 10 monasteries with 4,000 monks.

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

  • [missing data]

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