Intbardi monastery, (near) Kasrawad, Madhya Pradesh, IN

Raw data

This site is located 5 km. ssw of Maheshwar (Mahismati, Mahisati, Maheshwar)
in northern Maharashtra (southern Madhya Pradesh?) state, in India. Its modern name is Kasrawad. Archeological research has located a c. 200 BCE stupa and monastery. Shards of inscribed oil containers were found at the site. One of these inscriptions included the name of Taxila and another may be Sri Lanka.

See Himanshu P. Ray, Monastery and Guild: Commerce under the Satavahanas (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1986), 65.
Src: India
Input by: Stewart Gordon, Sep 15, 2009

Kasrawad, India Page
Other names: Kasrāwad
World:India:State of Madhya Pradesh
Lat 22.1333 Long 75.6000

Maheshwar, India Page
World:India:State of Madhya Pradesh
Lat 22.1833 Long 75.5833
Input by: tmciolek, Nov 18, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 26 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 Intbardi monastery, IN.

General location of the Intbardi monastery, IN.
lat=22.1000 long=75.5790
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=22.1000,75.5790&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Intbardi

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Madhya Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 22.1000 Long 75.5790 - estimate from, tmciolek 11 Jan 2010.

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

  • [missing data]

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • 100 - 200 BCE

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • No material was found on the site later than 100 BCE.
  • MBM chrono-tag: <=0200 - tmciolek 27 Oct 2013
  • <=0200 dated-l

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • Archaeology only

16. Additional notes

  • Only fragmentary remains of a monastery were found.

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

  • [missing data]

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