Sthanesvara monastic cluster, (in) Thanesar, Harayana, IN

Raw data

Xuanzang visited this site in October, 635 AD. He found 3 monasteries and 700 monks, all practicing the Hinayana path. The site is located at mondern-day Thanesar in Harayana.
Src: IN
Input by: SG Jan 22 2009

Thanesar, India Page
Other names: Thānesar
World:India:State of Haryana
Latitude 29.9833 Longitude 76.8167
Input by: tmciolek Apr 17 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 17 Apr 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 Sthanesvara monastery, IN.

General location of the Sthanesvara monastery, IN.
lat=29.9833 long=76.8167
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=29.9833,76.8167&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Sthanesvara monastic cluster

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Haryana

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • [missing data]

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 - SG Jan 22 2009

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • 635 AD - SG Jan 22 2009

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • pilgrim account

16. Additional notes

  • In 635 AD a cluster of three monasteries and 700 monks

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

  • [missing data]

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