Pauni monastery, (in) Pauni, Maharashtra, IN

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This site consists of a stupa and a monastery and is locted 82 km south east of Nagpur in the Bhandra district (Maharashtra). It was excavated in 1969. It was Theravada and dates from the first century CE. The donative inscriptions have names also found in the Karla-Bhaja and the Nasik-Kanheri-Mahad groups of caves. There is no evidence of later Mahayana re-occupation.
See D.C. Ahir, Buddhist Sites and Shrines in India: History, Art and Architecture (Delhi: Inian Books Centre, 2003) p.205.
Src: IN
Input by: SG, Apr 2, 2009

Pauni, India Page
World:India:State of Maharashtra
Latitude 20.7833 Longitude 79.6333

"There is small earthen mound about 20' high to the South of Pauni Town outside the fortwall. There is one temple constructed on this mound which is known as the Jagananath temple. This temple appears to be of recent origin. The ancient history department of Nagpur University has carried out archeological excavation around the Jaganath temple in 1969. These excavations have unearthed the remains of a huge stupa of Buddhist era. These excavations have revealed that original stupa was constructed in pre Ashoka's period and was latter enlarged in Sung period.
About 1/2 kilometres to the south of Jagannath temple, one more stupa has been unearthed which is known as Chandakur stupa."
Input by: tmciolek, Apr 7, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 07 Mar 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 Pauni monastery, IN.

General location of the Pauni monastery, IN.
lat=20.7833 long=79.6333
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=20.7833,79.6333&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Pauni monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Maharashtra

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

  • Theravada

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

  • 100 BCE

MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 07 Mar 2014
<=0200 0200-32c 0233-66c 0267-99p 0300-32p 0333-66p dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • 300 CE

MBM chrono-tag 0267-99p 0300-32p 0333-66p - tmciolek 07 Mar 2014

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • Archaeological, inscriptions

16. Additional notes

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

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

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