Padmapur monastery, (near) Padmapur, Orissa, IN

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"Padmapur - The village of Padmapur in the district of Rayagada is a flourishing agricultural centre today. However, a 7th century inscription found here indicates that the Jagamanda hill, located closeby, once housed the monastery of the famous Buddhist logician-philosopher Dharmakirti. The hill also has 5 Shiva temples dedicated  to Manikeswar, Dhabaleswar, Mallikeswar, Nilakantheswar and Podukeswar as well as a perennial water reservoir at the top."

Padmapur, India Page
World:India:State of Orissa
Lat 21.0000 Long 83.0667

"Padmapur, a village in the Gunupur subdivision is 24 km from Gunupur town and nearly 80 km from Raygada, the district headquarters of Raygada district. Five Siva Temples dedicated to Manikeswar, Dhavaleswar, Mallikeswar, Nilakantheswar and Podukeswar adorn the nearby Jagamanda hill. The little shrine of Mallikeswar at the top of the hill is peculiarly built by big blocks of stone without the use of mortar. The shrine contains an inscription in the characters of the 7th century A. D. which preserves a small genealogy of 3 Buddhist Acharyas, Chandralekha, Bhaddhakhan and Dharmakirtti. It appears that once the monastery of the famous Acharya Dharmakirtti flourished in this hill. It is known from Tibetan account that Dharmakirtti, the famous logician & philosopher, had his monastery in Kalinga and the inscription found in the Jagamanda hill clearly indicates the location of it.
What to see: The hill contains a cave which has a small opening to a spacious interior. It has a perennial water reservoir and many other relics suggesting an early monastic establishment."
Input by: tmciolek, Apr 11, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 31 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 Padmapur monastery, IN.

General location of the Padmapur monastery, IN.
lat=21.0000 long=83.0667
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=21.0000,83.0667&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Padmapur monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Orissa

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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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

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

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10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag: 0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p - tmciolek 31 Jan 2014
0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p 0700-32p dated-e

12. Date-intermediate

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14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

16. Additional notes

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