Uddaṇḍapura monastery, (in) Bihar Sharif, Bihar, IN

Raw data

Uddaṇḍapura (= Bihar Sharif) (Huntington 1984:x)

"Odantapuri, also called Uddandapura, was a Buddhist vihara in what is now Bihar, India. It was established by king Dharmapala of Pala dynasty in the 8th century. It is considered the second oldest of India's universities and was situated in [the kingdom of] Magadha, about 6 miles away from Nalanda."
Input by: tmciolek, 24 Jan 2009.

Other Names: Otantapuri
Served as a model for Tibetan Samye (Bsam-yas) which was established c. 766-779.
Input by: tmciolek, Feb 23 2009.

Bihar Sharif, India Page
Other names: Bihār,Bihār Sharīf,Behar,Bihar
World:India:Bihar State of
Lat 25.1833 Long 85.5167

An ancient university at Odantapuri, in Bihar (circa 550 - 1040) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Universities_of_Pakistan#Asia

Input by: tmciolek, Mar 3, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 05 Apr 2013

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 Uddandapura monastery, India.

General location of the Uddandapura monastery, India.
Lat 25.1833 Long 85.5167
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://maps.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Uddaṇḍapura monastery - Huntington (1984:x)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Bihar

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

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0700-32p 0733-66p 0767-99p - tmciolek 13 Dec 2012
  • 0700-32p 0733-66p 0767-99p 0800-32c 0833-66c 0867-99c 0900-32c 0933-66c 0967-99c 1000-32c 1033-66c 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • Served as a model for Tibetan Samye (Bsam-yas) monastery, which was established c. 766-779.
  • MBM chrono-tag: 0767-99c - tmciolek 13 Dec 2012

13. Date-late

  • 1199 AD - destroyed by the invading Muslims (Huntington 1884:109)
  • MBM chrono-tag: 1167-99c - tmciolek 13 Dec 2012

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeological, texts

16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)

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

  • [missing data]

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