Shingerdar [monastery?], (near) Shingardar, NWF Province, PK

Raw data

"On the way back [from Nimogram stupa] to Saidu Sharif, we will also visit Shingerdar Stupa […]
Shingerdar Stupa huge but crumbling Stupa is on the right of the main road, three kilometers past Barikot on the road to Saidu Sharif. Local Legend has it that it was built by King Uttarasena to house his share of the relics of the Lord Buddha."

Shingardar, Pakistan Page
Other names: Shingardār
World:Pakistan:North-West Frontier Province
Latitude 34.6956 Longitude 72.2461

Barikot, Pakistan Page
Other names: Birkot,Bārikot
World:Pakistan:North-West Frontier Province
Latitude 34.6778 Longitude 72.2219

Input by: tmciolek, Nov 25, 2010

"#shingardara Stupa built by an ancient king of #swat "Uttarasena" in 7th Century AC"
Input by: tmciolek, 17 Jul 2014

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 17 Jul 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 Shingerdar monastery, PK.

General location of the Shingerdar monastery, PK.
Lat 34.6956 Long 72.2461
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20PK)&ll=34.6956,72.2461&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Shingerdar [monastery?] [the presence of monastery is suggested by the presence of the stupa - tmciolek, 26 Nov 2010]

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Pakistan:North-West Frontier Province

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

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

  • Theravada - Litvinskii et al. (1996:168)

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag 0633-66c - tmciolek 17 Jul 2014
0633-66c 0667-99p dated-e

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeological

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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