Malayagiri monastery, (near) Jambi, Propinsi Jambi, ID

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"In the latest edition (1964) of his Histoire Ancienne d Etats Hin- douises d'Extreme Orient Professor G. Coedes writes that King Chuda- manivarmadeva was reigning in Srivijaya early in the 11th century A. D. It was in his reign that the Acharya Dharmakirti composed a commentary on the text Abhisamayalankara. In the sub-title of the Tibetan translation of this work entitled Durbodhaloka which is attributed to Atisa, it is stated that it was composed in the reign of Chudamanivarmadeva of Srivijayapura at Malayagiri (Malaya 7 -now known as Jambi north of Palembang, the former capital Srivijaya) in Suvarnadvipa (Sumatra). Professor Coedes quotes M. J. Nandou on this point." - Chatterji (1966:21)

"At that time, there is only one teacher who holds a complete lineage of the method, the teacher Dharmakirti, who dwells in the Suvarna-dvipa (in the present is an area in Sumatra, Indonesia). Moved by a strong desire to be able to learn the method, along with 125 students and merchants, Atisha went to Sumatra. Regardless of difficulties and dangers as it navigates the ocean, Atisha arrived in Suvarnadvipa after 13 months of sailing. Atisha [980–1054 CE - tmc] when it was about 30 years. There are so many things learned and observed by Atisha spent 12 years living with Serlingpa (Dharmakirti by Tibetans better known as Serlingpa, which means "People of Serling [Suvarna-dvipa])";. According to research in Indonesia, Atisha also seems to have visited the island of Java, where Serlingpa ancestors had built shrines such magnificent stupa in the world famous Borobudur, [Hindu - tmc] Prambanan temple complex, temple and palace of Tara Kalasan Boko"

"Dharmarakṣita, also known as Suvarnadvipi Dharmakīrti (Tibetan: Serlingpa Chökyi Drakpa." -

"Not only in power alone but Indonesia itself has an area recognized as the largest campus in the Buddhist religion in Indonesia is now known as Jambi Province. Jambi Malay kingdom in his time became a center of Buddhism in Southeast Asia region, thousands of wantid bikhsu treated in Buddhism at Nalanda is located in India they will stop in Malay to study the scriptures and language sangsekerta. One of the monks from china called It-shing [= Yijing -tmc] stopover in Jambi to study the language after that Beru sangsekerta to India. One of the monks from the Tibetan woman [clearly, it should read an Indian man - tmc] named Attisa had studied at Malayagiri in 1011-1023 AD, maybe he's been to jambi at Malayagiri (ibid. Bambang.56) [a reference to a book by Bambang Budi Utomo, 2010. Budha di nusantara. Buddhis center. - tmciolek] […] Traces of this heritage is still there and can feel that is still maintained and preserved by the government of Jambi Province, Yang can now be encountered in the Muara Jambi Jambi City. "

Input by: tmciolek, August 15, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 17 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 Malayagiri monastery, ID.

General location of the Malayagiri monastery, ID.
Lat -1.6000 Long 103.6167
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2012.

Google Map link:,%20ID)&ll=-1.6000,103.6167&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Malayagiri monastery - Chatterji (1966:21)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Indonesia:Indonesia:Propinsi Jambi

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

  • Vajrayana?

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

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12. Date-intermediate

MBM chrono-tag 0667-99c - tmciolek 17 Sep 2013
0633-66p 0667-99c 0700-32c 0733-66c 0767-99c 0800-32c 0833-66c 0867-99c 0900-32c 0933-66c 0967-99c 1000-32c 1033-66c 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66p dated-el

13. Date-late

MBM chrono-tag 1100-32c - tmciolek 17 Sep 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

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16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)

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