Lokottara monastery, (in) Mandasaur, Madhya Pradesh, IN

Raw data

This monastery is known only from a single inscription found at Mandasor (also known as Dasapura) and dated 467 CE. It record the building of a stupa on the grounds of the existing monastery named Lokottare. Mandasor is located 80 km from Chittorgarh (Rajasthan).

See D.C. Ahir, Buddhist Sites and Shrines in India: History, Art and Architecture (Delhi: Inian Books Centre, 2003) p.232.
Src: IN
Input by: SG, Apr 3, 2009

Acc. to a Sanskrit inscription of 467 "Dattabhatta, commander of the forces of Prabhakara, a Gupta feudary prince, made a gift of a well, a water-stall, a Buddhist stupa and a garden to a Buddhist Lokottara monastery at Mandasore in central India […]."
Deheijia (2009:6)

Input by: tmciolek, Jun 21, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 16 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 Lokottara monastery, IN.

General location of the Lokottare monastery, IN.
lat=24.0667 long=75.0667
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Lokottara monastery - Deheijia (2009:6)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Madhya Pradesh

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

  • 467 AD - Ahir (2003:232)

MBM chrono-tag: <=0200 - tmciolek 16 Sep 2013
<=0200 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

  • inscription - Ahir (2003:232)

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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