Sharada Peeth monastery, (near) Shardi, Azad Kashmir, PK

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"Sharada Peeth or, more correctly, Śāradā pīṭha, located near Sharda was the famous temple of the goddess Śāradā or Sarasvatī in Northern Kashmir on the banks of what is known as the Neelum River in Pakistan and Kashmir (referred to as Kishenganga river in India). Its ruins are now in the Neelum District of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan near the Line of Control (LOC) and Gurez, India-administered Kashmir. […]
The place was once a celebrated centre of learning headed by Kashmiri Brahmins. It is at this temple that Sankaracharya received Sarvanjyapeethom chair. It was a centre of great Sanskrit scholars and Kashmiri Pandits and was a famous centre of Buddhism and later Hinduism."

Input by: tmciolek, Jun 8, 2009

A university center - Sharada Peeth, Pakistan -

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 09 Jun 2009

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 Sharada Peeth monastery, PK.

General location of the Sharada Peeth monastery, PK.
lat=34.8000 long=74.1833
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20PK)&ll=34.8000,74.1833&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Pakistan: Azad Kashmir

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

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Mahayana?

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