Kosambi monastic cluster, (in) Kosam Khiraj, Uttar Pradesh, IN

Raw data

Xaunzang visited this site in December 636 AD. He found 10 monasteries and 300 monks, all practicing Hinayana. The site is at Kosum near Allahabad, U.P.
Src: IN
Input by: SG Jan 22 2009

Kosam Khiraj, India Page
Other names: Kosam Khirāj,Kosam,Kosam Khirag,Kosam Khirāg,Hisambad,Hisāmbād
World:India:State of Uttar Pradesh
Latitude 25.3333 Longitude 81.4000

Allahabad, India Page
Other names: Alla Abba Habab,Prayāg,Prayag,Allahābād
World:India:State of Uttar Pradesh
Latitude 25.4500 Longitude 81.8500

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 06 Sep 2013

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 Kosambi monastic cluster, IN.

General location of the Kosambi monastic cluster, IN.
lat=25.3333 long=81.4000
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Kosambi 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

  • Theravada

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • Active in 636 - Src: IN, Input by: SG Jan 22 2009

MBM chrono-tag 0600-32p 0633-66c 0667-99p - tmciolek 06 Sep 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

  • In 636 AD - 10 monasteries, 300 monks

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

  • [missing data]

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