Nadsur monastery, (towards) Thanale, Maharashtra, IN

Raw data

This group of 19 caves is next the village of Nadsur, "northeast of Mahad" (Maharashtra) and includes an assembly hall. Excavated and occupied from the 1st century BCE to the 1st century CE and later by Mahayana followers in the 6th century.
See D.C. Ahir, Buddhist Sites and Shrines in India: History, Art and Architecture (Delhi: Inian Books Centre, 2003) p.199.
Src: IN
Input by: SG, Apr 1, 2009

Mahad, India Page
Other names: Mahād
World:India:State of Maharashtra
Lat 18.0833 Long 73.4167

"Thanale - […] situated in Maval taluka, Pune District, Maharashtra, India.
Location: Sudhagad, 8 km from Nadsur. […] Lat 18.568806 Long 73.319149"

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 27 Jan 2014

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 Nadsur monastery, IN.

General location of the Nadsur monastery, IN.
lat=18.5500 long=73.2650
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=18.0833,73.2650&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Nadsur monastery - Ahir (2003:199)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Maharashtra

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 18.5500 Long 73.2650 - estimated from the actual placement of Thanale monastery, near Sudhagad village, using - tmciolek, 23 Jun 2010.

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

  • 1st c. BC - Ahir (2003:199)

MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 27 Jan 2014
<=0200 0200-32p 0233-66p 0267-99p 0300-32p 0333-66p 0367-99p 0400-32p 0433-66p 0467-99p 0500-32p 0533-66p 0567-99p dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • still active in 1st c. AD - Ahir (2003:199)

13. Date-late

  • and again in 500s AD - Ahir (2003:199)

MBM chrono-tag 0500-32p 0533-66p 0567-99p - tmciolek 27 Jan 2014

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeological

16. Additional notes

  • a group of 19 caves - Ahir (2003:199)

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

  • [missing data]

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