Karadrika monastery, (in) Mangalore, Karnataka, IN

Raw data

This site is in the suburbs of Mangalore (Karnataka). It is today a Saivite temple but inscriptional evidence is convincing that it was originally a Buddhist monastery and converted sometime shortly before 1068 CE. The iconography suggests that it was Mahayana and dedicated to Manjusri.

See P.S. Jaini, "The disappearance of Buddhism and the survival of Jainism: A study in contrast" in Studies in the History of Buddhism, (ed.) A.K. Narain (Delhi, 1976), p.87.
Src: IN
Input by: SG Mar 29, 2009

"Kadri Manjunatha Temple
The temple of Manjunatheshwara on the hills of Kadri is a very beautiful and popular temple in Mangalore. It is said to be built during the 10th or 11th century. It was converted to a complete stone structure during the 14th century.
[…] It is situated 4 Km. away from Nehru Maidan Bus Stand and hence is easily accessible."

Input by: tmciolek Mar 31, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 14 Jul 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 Karadrika monastery, India.

General location of the Karadrika monastery, India.
Lat 12.8857 Long 74.8555
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://maps.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Karadrika monastery (Jaini 1976:87)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Karnataka

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 12.8857 Long 74.8555 - based on visual identification of the Kadri Manjunath Temple site in maps/satellite imagery and Panoramio photographs in, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 14 Jul 2013.

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

  • Mahayana (Jaini 1976:87)

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag 0900-32p 0933-66p 0967-99p 1000-32p 1033-66p 1067-99p - tmciolek 14 Jul 2013
0900-32p 0933-66p 0967-99p 1000-32p 1033-66p 1067-99c dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • 1068 AD (Jaini 1976:87)

MBM chrono-tag 1067-99c - tmciolek 14 Jul 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • inscriptional

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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