Jagjivanpur monastery, (towards) Habibpur, West Bengal, IN

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"Recent excavations at Jagjivanpur (Malda district, West Bengal) revealed another Buddhist monastery of the ninth century AD. Unfortunately, nothing of the superstructure has survived. However, a number of monastic cells facing a rectangular courtyard have been found. An interesting feature is the presence of circular corner cells. It is believed that the general layout of the monastic complex at Jagjivanpur is by and large similar to that of Nalanda."

“Jagjivanpur or Jagajjibanpur is an archaeological site in Habibpur block of Malda district in West Bengal state in eastern India. This site is located at a distance of 41 km east [when travelled by road - tmc] from English Bazar town. The most significant findings from this site include a copper-plate inscription of Pala emperor Mahendrapaladeva and the structural remains of a 9th century Buddhist Vihara: Nandadirghika-Udranga Mahavihara. […] The excavations resulted in discovery of a part of the brick built Vihara, stupas, cells with corbelled niches, verandah and a large number of anitquities, which include terracotta plaques, terracotta seals & sealings, an inscribed potsherd, beads and other objects for daily use
Lat 25.04 Long:88.374444"

Buddhist Viharas in Bangladesh - Jagjivanapur (E of English Bazar)

Ingraj Bazar, India Page
Other names: English Bāzār,Ingrāj Bāzār,English Bazar
World:India:State of West Bengal
Latitude 25.0000 Longitude 88.1500

Input by: tmciolek, Jul 16, 2010

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 2 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Jagjivanpur monastery, BD.

General location of the Jagjivanpur monastery, BD.
Lat 25.04 Long:88.374444
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2010.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of West Bengal

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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

  • MBM chrono-tag 0800-32p 0833-66p 0867-99p - tmciolek 26 Apr 2013
  • 0800-32p 0833-66p 0867-99p dated-e

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

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14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeological, sigillographic

16. Additional notes

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

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