Mandawar monastic cluster, (towards) Mandawar, Uttar Pradesh, IN

Raw data

Xuanzang stayed at this site between March and August, 636 AD. He found a total of 13 monasteries in the area with about 800 monks. The place description is not satisfactory. The author, Ahir, says that the site is "a small town between the Ganges and the Ramganga River in U.P."
Src: IN
Input by: SG Jan 22 2009

Matipura (= Mandawar, Bijnor district) (Tripathi 1987:298)

Input by: tmciolek, March 3 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 01 Oct 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 Mandawar monastic cluster, IN.

General location of the Mandawar monastic cluster, IN.
Lat 29.5000 Long 78.1300
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=29.5000,78.1300&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Mandawar monastic cluster

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Uttar Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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

  • [missing data]

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • Visited in 636 AD by Xuanzang (Ahir 2003)

MBM chrono-tag 0600-32c 0633-66c 0667-99p - tmciolek 01 Oct 2013
0600-32c 0633-66c 0667-99p dated-x

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • pilgrim account

16. Additional notes

  • In 636 AD - a total 13 monasteries with approx. 800 monks (Src: IN Input by: SG Jan 22 2009)

17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

  • [missing data]

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