Khiching monastery, (near) Karanjia, Odisha, IN

Raw data

Khiching ( lat. 21 degrees 56 minutes N. x long. 85 degrees 52 minutes E) in Orissa (now Odissa), India. The site has the remains of a rectilinear building whose structure, cells surrounding a courtyard, suggest Buddhist use. Excavation uncovered several Buddhist terracotta plaques, reinforcing this hypothesis. Other possible mounds could be monasteries. The site is Vajrayana and a central date of the 10th century is likely, with structures as late as the twelfth century.
Debala Mitra, Buddhist Monuments (Calcutta: M. Dutt Shishu Sahitya Samad, 1971), 233-34
Input by: Stewart Gordon 05 April 2015

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 22 Jul 2015

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 Khiching monastery, IN.

General location of the Khiching monastery, IN.
Lat 21.925953 Long 85.831868
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2014.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=21.925953,85.831868&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Khiching monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India: State of Odisha

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 21.925953 Long 85.831868 - based on the location of an arbitrary point in the village of Kitching in maps/satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 22 May 2015.

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

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8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Vajrayana - Mitra 1971:233-234

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

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12. Date-intermediate

  • The site is Vajrayana and a central date of the 10th century is likely - Debala Mitra (1971:233-34)

MBM chrono-tag: 0933-66p - tmciolek 22 Jul 2015
MBM chrono-tag: 0933-66p 0967-99c 1000-32c 1033-66c 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66p dated-xl

13. Date-late

  • The site has structures from as late as the twelfth century - Debala Mitra (1971:233-34)

MBM chrono-tag: 1133-66p - tmciolek 22 Jul 2015

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

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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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18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. Available Printed Literature

  • Debala Mitra, Buddhist Monuments (Calcutta: M. Dutt Shishu Sahitya Samad, 1971), 233-34
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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