Pandita monastery, (in) Chittagong, Chittagong Division, BD

Raw data

"Other notable monasteries of Pala period were […] Pandita vihara […]."

"One of the greatest centres of Buddhism in the sub-continent after the decline of Nalanda was Pandita Vihara located somewhere in Chittagong as the major establishment of the Tantric Mahayana school. Atish Dipankar Srijanan [aka Atisha - tmciolek], the outstanding saint and philosopher and another scholar monk, Tilopa or Tilopad of Chittagong who had preached Buddhism in Bhutan studied in this Vihara." Barua (2005)

Chittagong, Bangladesh Page
Other names: Chittagong Ghat,Chôţţogram,Islamabad,Chottogram
World:Bangladesh:Chittagong Division
Lat 22.3331 Long 91.8364

Input by: tmciolek, Jul 16, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 06 Feb 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 Pandita monastery, BD.

General location of the Pandita monastery, BD.
Lat 22.3331 Long 91.8364
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20BD)&ll=22.3331,91.8364&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Pandita monastery - Barua (2005)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Bangladesh:Chittagong Division

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Pandita Vihara - Barua (2005)

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

  • Mahayana - Barua (2005)

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • Tantra - Barua (2005)

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • The monastery was a place of studies of Atisha and Tilopa [Atisha - (980–1054 CE) - ; Tilopa - (988–1069) -]

MBM chrono-tag 1000-32c - tmciolek 6 Feb 2014
0967-99p 1000-32c 1033-66p dated-x

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • Atish Dipankar Srijanan [= Atisha] has studied in this Vihara - Barua (2005)
  • Tilopa or Tilopad of Chittagong who had preached Buddhism in Bhutan has studied in this Vihara - Barua (2005)

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

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]

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