Hiregutti monastery, (near) Gokarna, Karnataka, IN

Raw data

This monastery was in what is today North Kanara in Karnatika, immediately southeast of Goa. The site is known from a single chance find of a coper plate grant. The grant records an endowment to a Buddhist monastery by the Bhoja king, Asankita of Goa in the 6th century. There is much incidental evidence of Buddhism in the Goa region right up to the 10-11th centuries. Statues and a few remains of stupas have turned up. See H. Heras, " A newly discovered image of the Buddha near Goa", Bernard Anderson and John Correi-Afonse (eds.), Indological studies (Bombay: S.J. Heras Institute of History and Culture, 1990) pp 63-78.
Src: IN
Input by: SG January 25 2009

"Hiregutti is a village near Gokarna, India. […]
This is article related to a location in Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka, India."

Input by: tmciolek Apr 23 2013

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 2 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Hiregutti monastery, IN.

General location of the Hiregutti monastery, IN.
Lat 14.5624 Long 74.3881
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://maps.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Hiregutti monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Karnataka

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 14.5624 Long 74.3881 - based on visual identification of the Hiregutti village in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 23 Apr 2013.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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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

  • The grant records an endowment to a Buddhist monastery by the Bhoja king, Asankita of Goa in the 6th century. - Input by: SG January 25 2009
  • MBM chrono-tag: 0500-32p 0533-66c 0567-99p - tmciolek 15 Sep 2013
  • 0500-32p 0533-66c 0567-99p dated-e

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

  • Epigraphical, archaeological

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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