Tuljalena 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:
(a) Tuljalena located on the Tuljabai hill, 5 km west of Junnar. This is the smallest group here at Junnar with 11 caves datable from circa 1st century B.C. to 1st century A.D. These caves are situated together in a row and face roughly east-north east. […]" ASI (2009)

"Group of 11 man-made caves was constructed also at the eastern wall of Tuljabai Hill (later name). These are dwellings for Buddhist monks (viharas) with unusual round shrine - chaitya. […]
Coordinates: 19.2083 N 73.8358 E Alternate names: Tulja Caves, Tulija Lena"
- http://www.wondermondo.com/Countries/As/India/Maharashtra/TuljaLena.htm
Input by: tmciolek Jun 15, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 27 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 Tuljalena monastery, IN.

General location of the Tuljalena monastery, IN.
Lat 19.2083 Long 73.8358
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2009.

Google Map link:


Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Tuljalena 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

  • 100 BC - ASI (2009)

MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 27 Jul 2014
<=0200 dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • 100 AD - ASI (2009)

MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 27 Jul 2014

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeology, architecture

16. Additional notes

  • 11 caves - ASI (2009)

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

  • [missing data]

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