Jinan Wali Dheri monastery, (near) Taxila, Punjab, PK

Raw data

"Around 200 objects discovered from first century Buddhist stupa and monastery Badalpur near Taxila […] [a] sister site of Badalpur known as Jinan Wali Dheri Buddhist Monastery dated back to 5th-century at Taxila"

"[A] 5th century monastery, […] excavated near Taxila.
The excavation work done at the Jinan Wali Dheri site in Taxila unearthed a Buddhist sanctuary complex, including an imposing stupa. The monastery comprises 17 cells and two entrances. The most remarkable discovery at Jinan Wali Dheri is mural paintings of the monastery corridor. The paintings depict images of Buddha and Bodhisatvas, and figures of worshippers. Most of the paintings have been defaced over the years, but a few fragments of paintings were recovered in much better condition.
The US ambassador was told that this type of mural paintings had yet not been discovered in any other Buddhist sanctuary of Gandhara civilization."

Input by: tmciolek, July 13, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 28 Apr 2013

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

Location of Jinan Wali Dheri monastery, PK.

General location of the Jinan Wali Dheri monastery, PK.
lat=33.78741 long=72.86335
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2012.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Pakistan: Punjab

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 33.78741 Long 72.86335 - based on the visual identification of the site in maps and satellite imagery, http://maps.google.com/ - tmciolek, 19 Jul 2012.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

6. Ancient name of the known nearest city, town, or village

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

8. The settlement's coordinates

  • Taxila Ruins of Sirkup, approx., Lat 33.755 Long 72.829 - based on the visual identification of the site in maps, http://maps.google.com/ - tmciolek, 13 Jul 2012.

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 0400-32p 0433-66p 0467-99p - tmciolek 28 Apr 2013
  • 0400-32p 0433-66p 0467-99p dated-e

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeological, architectural

16. Additional notes

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

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