Kapitha monastic cluster, (in) Sankasya, Uttar Pradesh, IN

Raw data

Xuanzang visited this site in August, 636 AD. He found 4 monasteries with 1000 monks practicing the Sammitiya system. The location is "Sankasya in U.P."
Src: IN
Input by: SG Jan 22 2009

Sankasya, India Page
Other names: Sankāsya
World:India:State of Uttar Pradesh
Latitude 27.3333 Longitude 79.3667
Input by: tmciolek Apr 13, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 07 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 Kapitha monastery, IN.

General location of the Kapitha monastery, IN.
lat=27.3333 long=79.3667
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Kapitha monastery

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

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • Sammitiya

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • 636 CE - the monastery is visited by Xuanzang
  • MBM chrono-tag 0600-32p 0633-66c 0667-99p - tmciolek 07 Jun 2013
  • 0600-32p 0633-66c 0667-99p dated-x

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • pilgrim account

16. Additional notes

  • 4 monasteries, 1000 monks

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

  • [missing data]

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