Nandikonda monastery, (near) Nagarjuna Sagar dam, Andhra Pradesh, IN

Raw data

"Nandikonda - Located 64 km from Miryalguda, this small village on the banks of the river Krishna, gained prominence when several Buddhist structures such as monasteries and pillared halls were excavated here. These fascinating items are on display in a museum of the central Archeological Department."

"The multipurpose Nagarjuna-Sagar Project on the river Krishna near the then Nandikonda village (now Hill Colony), Peddavoora Mandal, Nalgonda District, […] Nandikonda town is shifted to Hillcolony in Nagarjunasagar town."
Input by: tmciolek, Jul 26, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 28 Jul 2010

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 Nandikonda monastery, IN.

General location of the Nandikonda monastery, IN.
Lat 16.6060 Long 79.3020
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=16.6060,79.3020&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Nandikonda monastery.

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India: State of Andhra Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 16.6060 Long 79.3020 - based on the visual identification of the village Hill Colony in maps, - tmciolek, 28 Jul 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

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8. The settlement's coordinates

  • Approx. location of Nagarjuna Sagar - Lat 16.5800 Long 79.3210 - based on the visual identification of the town in maps, - tmciolek, 28 Jul 2010.

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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