Peddabankur [monastery?], (near) Peddapali, Andhra Pradesh, IN

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Peddabankur is an early Buddhist site discovered in the 1960’s located 18 miles from Karimnagar at the confluence of two small streams in Andhra Pradesh, India. The stupa must date from the third century BCE because an inscription of the first quarter of the second century BCE records the veneering of the existing stupa. Roman coins and a terra cotta figure of a Roman trader have been recovered. There is no direct evidence of a monastery but a site of this size needed monks for the regular rituals. From the absence of the Buddha in reliefs it seems to be a Theravada site.
P.R. Ramchandra Rao, Andhra Sculpture (Hyderabad, Akshari, 1981) 76-77.
Input by: Stewart Gordon 15 Apr 2015

Peddabankur, a […] non-monastic complex -

Peddabankur is located in Peddapalli Taluk of Karimnagar District. It is a place of archeological interest and the excavations here revealed apsidal rubble walled structures, brick structures, brick built and terracotta wolf.
The findings also include punch marked coins, Roman and Satavahana coins; iron objects including agricultural, carpentry and domestic implements, and weapons such as spear heads, spikes and arrow heads. Artifacts such as seals, beads and bangles, terracotta and kaolin human figures, antimony rods, dice and coin moulds have been found here. Brahmi labels belonging to 1st century were also discovered. Dhulikatta, a Buddhist site, is about 10 km from Peddabankur.

Peddapalle is a village and a mandal in Karimnagar district in the state of Telangana in India. Peddapalle is located at 18.6167°N 79.3667°E. -
Input: tmciolek 13 May 2015

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 13 May 2015

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 Peddabankur monastery(?), IN.

General location of the Peddabankur monastery, IN.
Lat 18.566175 Long 79.369247
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2014.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=18.566175,79.369247&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Peddabankur monastery(?)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:Andhra Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 18.566175 Long 79.369247 - based on coordinates of an arbitrary spot in the village of Peddabonkur in maps/satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 25 May 2015.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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

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11. Date-early

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14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

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