Nilandhoo [monastery?], (on) Nilandhoo Is., Faafu, MV

Raw data

Nilandhoo (Faafu Atoll) [not to be confused with Nilandhoo (Gaafu_Alif_Atoll) - tmciolek]
Nilandhoo has its own specialty other than rest of the islands of MALDIVES, include the historical Place in Nilandhoo. It is well known as "foah'mathi". It is told that there is a Temple of Buddhist under that, where idols are also there. Nilandhoo "Aasaari Miskiy" is the second mosque build in the Maldives. […] There are important Buddhist remains in this island, including a stupa, indicating that it was inhabited in the past. Some excavations were conducted during Thor Heyerdahl's visit by a team of Norwegian archaeologists.[…]
Lat 3.055556, Long 72.891111"

Archaeological excavations conducted in Nilandhoo in 1984 revealed a Buddhist temple area - Nasru & Zameer (2012:126)

Maldives - administrative subdivisions
Input by: tmciolek, Sep 18, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 14 Jan 2013

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 Nilandhoo monastery, MV.

General location of the Nilandhoo monastery, MV.
Lat 3.055556, Long 72.891111
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2012.

Google Map link:,%20MV)&ll=3.055556,72.891111&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Nilandhoo [monastery?]

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Maldives:Faafu, Nilandhoo Island

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • [missing data]

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

  • Vajrayana - O'Shea (1998-2009)

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag: 1067-99p 1100-32p 1133-66c - tmciolek 14 Jan 2013
  • 1067-99p 1100-32p 1133-66c dated-l

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeological

16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)

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

  • [missing data]

18. Available Printed Literature

  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 1]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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