Jetawanarama monastery, (in) Anuradhapura, North Central Province, SL

Raw data

A monastery on the outskirts of Anuradhapura:
Jetavana or Jethavana
Input by: tmciolek, 24 Jan 2009

"The earliest pottery imports belong to the Tang dynasty (AD 618-906) (Pramathilaka 1990). Chinese ceramics are found on both inland and coastal sites. Inland sites include Buddhist monasteries such as Jetavanaramaya, Abahayagiriya and Mihintale in north central province in Sri Lanka."
Input by: tmciolek, 24 Jan 2009

The Sacred City of Anuradhapura
Located in the North-Central part of the island, originally … Jetavanaramaya- Jetavanaramaya is the largest stupa in Sri Lanka with a 113 m (367 ft) base. …
Input by: tmciolek, 15 Apr 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 26 Oct 2012

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Jetavana monastery, Sri Lanka.

General location of the Jetavana monastery, Sri Lanka.
Lat 8.3516 Long 80.4035
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20SL)&ll=8.3516,80.4035&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Sri Lanka:North Central Province

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 8.3516 Long 80.4035 - based on visual identification of the monastery's stupa in maps and satellite imagery,, tmciolek, 27 Aug 2012.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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

  • Theravada

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0267-99c - tmciolek 13 Dec 2012
  • 0267-99c 0300-32c 0333-66c 0367-99c 0400-32c 0433-66c 0467-99c 0500-32c 0533-66c 0567-99c 0600-32c 0633-66c 0667-99c 0700-32c 0733-66c 0767-99c 0800-32c 0833-66c 0867-99c 0900-32c 0933-66c 0967-99c 1000-32c 1033-66c 1067-99c 1100-32p dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • Deserted soon after 1070 A.D. when the capital (together with its civilian population and monks) has shifted from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruva for strategic reasons - Kulatunga (1999:3-4)
  • MBM chrono-tag: 1067-99c - tmciolek 13 Dec 2012
  • 1067-99c 1100-32p

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • pottery, 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

  • [missing data]

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