Kurkihar monastery, (in) Kurkihar, Bihar, IN

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"Kurkihar: The site of an ancient Buddhist monastery […]
The second of Kurkihar's two Hindu temples still has a large collection of Buddhist sculptures in it that have been found in the area over the years. One of the best of these is a fine statue of Akshobhya Buddha just outside the entrance of the temple. Note the fourteen calved pillars in the temple also, they date from about the 9th century.
Numerous other stone sculptures from Kurkihar can be seen in the Indian Museum in Calcutta. […] Kurkihar is about 3 kilometres off the main Gaya-Rajgir road about 22 kilometres from Gaya and just past the village of Wazirganj."

Kurkihar, India Page
Other names: Kurkihār
World:India:Bihar State of
Lat 24.8167 Long 85.2500

Wazirganj, India Page
Other names: Wazīrganj
World:India:Bihar State of
Lat 24.8000 Long 85.2333
Input by: tmciolek, Jul 26, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 09 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 Kurkihar monastery, IN.

General location of the Kurkihar monastery, IN.
Lat 24.8167 Long 85.2500
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2010.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Kurkihar monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Bihar

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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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

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10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

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12. Date-intermediate

MBM chrono-tag 0800-32p 0833-66p 0867-99p - tmciolek 09 Sep 2013
0800-32p 0833-66p 0867-99p dated-x

13. Date-late

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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

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

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