Kalai-Kafirnigan monastery, (in) Kofarnihon, Kulyabskaya Oblast, TJ

Raw data

"Ruins of Buddhist monasteries and remains of picturesque frescos depicting the life of the Buddha can still be found in places in Tajikistan such as Kalai-Kafirnigan and Adzhiina-Tepe, as well as in Afghanistan and elsewhere." - Abazov (2006:65)

Kofarnihon, Tajikistan Page
Other names: Kafiringan,Kafirnigan,Kafirnihan,Kofarniqon,Kofarnikhon
World:Tajikistan:Kulyabskaya Oblast'
Lat 38.5983 Long 69.1111
Input by: tmciolek, Aug 29, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 31 Aug 2009

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 Kalai-Kafirnigan monastery, TJ.

General location of the Kalai-Kafirnigan monastery, TJ.
lat=38.5983 long=69.1111
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2009.

Google Map link:


Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Kalai-Kafirnigan monastery - Abazov (2006:65)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Tajikistan:Kulyabskaya Oblast'

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Kalai Kafirnigan - San'at (2002a)

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

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

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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

  • archeology

16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)

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

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