Tamasavana monastery, (towards) Harike, Punjab, IN

Raw data

Tamasavana. Lit. Dark Forest Monastery. Possibly that of Jalandhara where the "fourth council under Kaniska held its sessions; at the junction of the Vipasa and Satadru," i. e. Beas and Sutlej. (Eitel 1888:??)
Tamasavana "A monastery situated at the junction of the Vipasa and Satadru [= near town of Harike, tmc] , 50 li south-east of Tchinapati. [=10 miles SE of Patti - tmc] It is probably identical with the so-called Djalandhara monastery in which the IV Council under Kaniska held its sessions." (Eitel 1888:69). Src: Muller (1995a-present)

Perhaps it is the Djalandhara monstery i.e the site of the 4 synod (158 BC)(Eitel 1888:169)
Input by: tmciolek, Feb 27 2009

Patti, India Page
World:India:State of Punjab
Lat 31.2808 Long 74.8572

Harike, India Page
Other names: Harīke
World:India:State of Punjab
Lat 31.1669 Long 74.9481

Input by: tmciolek, Apr 17 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 19 Jul 2014

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 20 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Tamasavana monastery, IN.

General location of the Tamasavana monastery, IN.
Lat 31.1669 Long 74.9481
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Tamasavana monastery - (Eitel 1888:??)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Punjab

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Djalandhara monastery - (Eitel 1888:69), Muller (1995a-present)
  • Dark Forest Monastery - (Eitel 1888:??)

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

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10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

  • earlier than 158 BC - Eitel (1888:169)

MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 19 Jul 2014
<=0200 dated-e

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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