Rentala monastery, (near) Rentachintala, Andhra Pradesh, IN

Raw data

The site is next to Rentala village, two miles from Rentachintala is Palnad district, Andhra Pradesh, India and consists of a stupa/mound, broken sculpture, and stone steps. A inscription dates the site to a the Ikshavaku dynasty. The foundation of a rectangular building suggest a vihara.
P.R. Ramchandra Rao, Andhra Sculpture (Hyderabad, Akshari, 1981) 105.
Input by: Stewart Gordon 15 Apr 2015

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 23 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 Rentala monastery, IN.

General location of the Rentala monastery, IN.
Lat 16.529369 Long 79.562551
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2014.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=16.529369,79.562551&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Rentala monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India: Andhra Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 16.529369 Long 79.562551 - based on coordinates of an arbitrary point in the village Rentala in satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 23 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

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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

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12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

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14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

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16. Additional notes

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

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18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. Available Printed Literature

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