Sivaneri monastery, (near) Junnar, Maharashtra, IN

Raw data

"Junnar group of caves are further classified into various sub-groups depending upon the location of these excavations. They are: […]
(c) Sivaneri group of caves located to the southwest of the town, in five separate groups at varying heights of the steep Sivaneri hill, the birth place of Chhatrapati Sivaji. There are nearly 50 caves in this group, a majority of them small and plain. […]." ASI (2009)

Shivneri caves are 50 rock-cut Buddhist monasteries of Hinayana school […].
Coordinates: 19.1937 N 73.8567 E
Alternate names: Sivaneri Caves, Shivner Caves
Age: 1st - 3rd century AD

Input by: tmciolek Jun 15, 2010

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 200 m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Sivaneri monastery, IN.

General location of the Sivaneri monastery, IN.
Lat 19.1937 Long 73.8567
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=19.1937,73.8567&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Sivaneri monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Maharashtra

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 17 Jul 2014
<=0200 0200-32c 0233-66p dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

MBM chrono-tag 0233-66p - tmciolek 17 Jul 2014

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeology, architecture

16. Additional notes

  • 50 small and plain caves divided into five separate groups - ASI (2009)

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

  • [missing data]

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