Mahāvana monastery, (near) Manglaur, NWF Province, PK

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Mahavana Samgharama. Lit. Great Forest Monastery. A famous monastery south of Mongali. Src: Eitel (1888:84)
Input by: tmciolek, Feb 27 2009

Moṅgali, or Maṅgala, ancient capital of Udyāna, the present Manglavor on the left bank of the Swat, a trans-Indus State west of Kashmir.
A Dictionary of Buddhist terms

Manglaur, Pakistan Page
World:Pakistan:North-West Frontier Province
Lat 34.8000 Long 72.4500

[烏仗那国] (Skt; Jpn Ujona-koku)
Also known as Uddiyana. A kingdom to the north of Gandhara in ancient India. It is thought to have been located in the region today known as Swat, the area of the Swat River valley in northwestern Pakistan. The capital of Udyana was at the site of present-day Mingaora, a town just east of the Swat River.
The Sokka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 01 Mar 2009

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 Mahavana monastery, PK.

General location of the Mahavana monastery, PK.
lat=34.8000 long=72.4500
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20PK)&ll=34.8000,72.4500&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Mahavana Samgharama - Eitel (1888:84)

2. Monastery's modern country

  • Pakistan:North-West Frontier Province

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Great Forest Monastery - Eitel (1888:84)

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 - Litvinskii et al. (1996:168)

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

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12. Date-intermediate

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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

  • scriptural - Eitel (1888:84)

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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