Matipura monastery, (in) 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 [2003], 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 03 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 03 Oct 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 Matipura monastery, India.

General location of the Matipura monastery, India.
lat=29.5000 long=78.1333
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=29.5000,78.1333&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Matipura monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Uttar Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Visākhā monastery (Src: IN Input by: SG Jan 22 2009)

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

  • In 636 AD visited by Xuanzang (Src: IN Input by: SG Jan 22 2009)

MBM chrono-tag: 0600-32p 0633-66c 0667-99p - tmciolek 03 Oct 2013
0600-32p 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

  • At the time of Xuanzang (636 AD) - a total of 13 monasteries in the area with about 800 monks.

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

  • [missing data]

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