Manchikallu monastic cluster, (near) Rentachintala, Andhra Pradesh, IN

Raw data

Manchikallu is located on the bank of a tributary of the Krishna, two miles from the village of Rentachintala, Andhra Pradesh, India. There are remains of a monastery close to the water and two more on a nearby hill. These monasteries are nearby Amaravati and could reasonably be part of the complex.
P.R. Ramchandra Rao, Andhra Sculpture (Hyderabad, Akshari, 1981) 106.
Input by: Stewart Gordon 15 Apr 2015

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 23 May 2015

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Manchikallu monastic cluster, IN.

General location of the Manchikallu monastic cluster, IN.
Lat 16.501707 Long 79.541136
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2014.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=16.501707,79.541136&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Manchikallu monastic cluster

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India: Adhra Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 16.501707 Long 79.541136 - based on based on visual identification of the monastic site by the stream/rivulet in satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 23 May 2015.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

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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

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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

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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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18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. Available Printed Literature

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