Kanauj monastic cluster, (in) Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, IN

Raw data

Kanauj is a very old Buddhist site. Xuanzang found 100 monasteries with 10,000 monks and a variety of practices when he visited in August, 636 AD. Kanauj is still a town in U.P. Fa-Hien arrived in 405 CE and spent time in a monastery there. At that time there were two monasteries, both practicing Hinayana.

See Fa-Hsien, A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms, (trans.) James Legge (New York: Paragon Book Reprint Corp., reprint of 1886 edition, 1965) p. 54.

Src: IN
Input by: SG Jan 22 2009

[called] Kangora or Kanogiza by the geographer, Ptolemy (C.140 A.D.).

Input by: tmciolek Feb 24 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 03 Jun 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 20 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Kanauj monastic cluster, India.

General location of the Kanauj monastic cluster, India.
lat=27.0667 long=79.9167
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://maps.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Kanauj monastic cluster

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Uttar Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • [missing data]

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

  • Hinayana early
  • Hinayana and Mahayana later

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • 405 CE - visited by Fa-hien
  • MBM chrono-tag: 0367-99c 0400-32c 0433-66c - tmciolek 03 Jun 2013
  • 0367-99c 0400-32c 0433-66c 0467-99c 0500-32c 0533-66c 0567-99c 0600-32c 0633-66c 0667-99p dated-ex

12. Date-intermediate

  • 636 AD - visited by Xuanzang (Src: IN Input by: SG Jan 22 2009)
  • MBM chrono-tag: 0600-32c 0633-66c 0667-99p - tmciolek 03 Jun 2013

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • pilgrimage accounts

16. Additional notes

  • 636 AD - 100 monasteries and 10,000 monks (Src: IN Input by: SG Jan 22 2009)

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

  • [missing data]

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