Kukkutārāma monastery, (near) Patna, Bihar, IN

Raw data

Kukkuttarama, Kukkutapada Samgharama. Lit. Chicken Foot Park Monastery. A monastery on Kukkutapadagiri, built by Asoka. Src: Eitel (1888:78)
Input by: tmciolek, Feb 27 2009

Kukkutārāma was to the southeast of the old city of Pātaliputta and was built by Asoka when he first became a convert to the Buddha's religion. "It was a sort of first-fruit and a pattern of majestic construction." Only the foundation of the building was left at the time of Hiouen Thsang's visit. It is probable that this account refers to the Asokārāma which Asoka built as the first of his Buddhist structures, and that the Asokārāma was constructed on the site of the old Kukkutārāma.

Patna, India Page
Other names: Patna New City,New Patna
World:India:Bihar State of
Lat 25.6000 Long 85.1167
Input by: tmciolek, Feb 15, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 08 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 Kukkutarama monastery, IN.

General location of the Kukkutarama monastery, IN.
lat=25.6000 long=85.1167
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Kukkutārāma monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India: State of Bihar

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

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

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Theravada

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 08 Sep 2013
<=0200 0200-32p 0233-66p 0267-99p dated-ex

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • pilgrimage account

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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