Uttammevi monastery, (in) Anuradhapura, North Central Province, SL

Raw data

The Pubbarama in Savatthi, India corresponded to the Uttammevi vihara in Anuradhapura (UdA.158; MA.i.471).

Input by: tmciolek, Feb 26 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 28 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 Uttammevi monastery, Sri Lanka.

General location of the Uttammevi monastery, Sri Lanka.
Lat 8.3483 Long 80.3895
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://maps.fallingrain.com), 2009.

Google Map link:


Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Sri Lanka:North Central Province

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 8.3483 Long 80.3895 - based on a hypothesis that the Uttammevi monastery could not be located farther than 20km from the location currently occupied by the building of the 20th c. Metheorological Observatory. See maps/satellite imagery in maps.google.com. Another plausible candidate for the generic location of the monastery are the remnants of some ancient-looking structure (Lat 8.30035 Long 80.42555) immediately NW of the Anuradhapura airport's runway - tmciolek, 8 Sep 2012.

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

  • 6th century BCE

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • textual

16. Additional notes

final 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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