Kuruma monastery, (towards) Konarka, Orissa, IN

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"Kuruma, about 8 km away from Konark, is yet another place of Buddhist Antiquity. An image of Heruka mounting on buffalo and a crowned Buddha seated in Bhumisparsa Mudra are being worshipped by the local people as Yama and Dharma respectively. Hence the village is also popularly known as Yama – Dharma. It was also referred by the Chinese traveller Huien T'sang which has recently been excavated."

Input by: tmciolek, Apr 7, 2009

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 20 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Kuruma monastery, IN.

General location of the Kuruma monastery, IN.
lat=19.9000 long=86.1167
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://maps.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Kuruma monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Orissa

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

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

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12. Date-intermediate

MBM chrono-tag 0600-32p 0633-66c 0667-99p - tmciolek 09 Sep 2013
0600-32p 0633-66c 0667-99p 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

  • pilgrimage account, archaeological

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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