Jaggayyapeta monastery, (in) Jaggayyapeta, Andhra Pradesh, IN

Raw data

There is only minimal archeological evidence for this monastery site. It is located in Andra Pradesh, about 50 miles up the Krishna River from its mouth. Remains of the pillars of a hall of assembly were located, which implies a monastic establishment on the site. No evidence of date or school.

Located on map opposite pg. 11 in K.R. Subramanian, Buddhist Remains in Andhra and the History of Andhra between 225 and 610 A.D. (Madras: Diocesean Press, 1932).
Src: IN
Input by: SG Mar 29, 20

Jaggayyapeta is a large early Buddhist site located almost across the Krishna River from Amaravati. The site was fully looted in the nineteenth century, both for artifacts and building material. The few remaining slabs and fragments of the dome have been recorded. There is a ruined mandapa, with a few pillars remaining., which suggests a monastic establishment, but there has been no vihara excavated. The script and sculptural style suggest a second century BCE date for this Theravada site.

P.R. Ramchandra Rao, Andhra Sculpture (Hyderabad, Akshari, 1981) 77-78

Jaggayyapeta, India Page
World:India:State of Andhra Pradesh
Lat 16.9000 Long 80.1000

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 26 Apr 20134

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 Jaggayyapeta monastery, IN.

General location of the Jaggayyapeta monastery, IN.
lat=16.9000 long=80.1000
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Jaggayyapeta monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Andhra Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

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

  • Likely to be active between 225 and 610 A.D - Input by: SG Mar 29, 2009
  • MBM chrono-tag 0200-32p 0233-66p 0267-99p 0300-32p 0333-66p 0367-99p 0400-32p 0433-66p 0467-99p 0500-32p 0533-66p 0567-99p 0600-32p - tmciolek 26 Apr 2013
  • 0200-32p 0233-66p 0267-99p 0300-32p 0333-66p 0367-99p 0400-32p 0433-66p 0467-99p 0500-32p 0533-66p 0567-99p 0600-32p dated-el

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

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