Ter [monastery?], (near) Osmanabad, Maharashtra, IN

Raw data

Ter is located twelve miles northeast of Osmanabad in the state of Maharashtra, India. On the site is an intact freestanding chaitya hall, one of only two known in India. It has been integrated into a Hindu temple. In 1967 the Theravada site was excavated by a team from the Museums Department, Maharashtra. A coin and an inscription date the site to early second century. Several other structures were discovered, as well as figurines, lamps beads, and glass bottles of Mediterranean origin. Though no architectural evidence of a monastery was found, one can be presumed from the ritual necessities of this site.
P.R. Ramchandra Rao, Andhra Sculpture (Hyderabad, Akshari, 1981) 85-86.
Input by: Stewart Gordon 15 Apr 2015

"The Samadhi of Saint GorobaKaka at Ter is a place of faith for many devotees. Many evidences connecting Ter with the Roman culture have been found in the excavations here. The Buddhist stupa and the archaeological museum here are also famous."
Input: tmciolek, 26 May 2015

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 26 May 2015

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 Ter monastery(?), IN.

General location of the Ter monastery(?), IN.
Lat 18.325932 Long 76.137212
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2014.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Ter monastery(?)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Maharashtra

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 18.325932 Long 76.137212 - based on visual identification of the Shree Sant Goroba Kaka Temple site in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 26 May 2015.

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

  • Theravada - P.R. Ramchandra Rao (1981:85-86)

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

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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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18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. Available Printed Literature

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