Vaddamanu monastery, (near) Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh, IN

Raw data

This Theravada site is close to Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh, India) and reasonably forms part of that site’s complex. The oldest remains date to the second century BCE. Punch mark coins from the first century CE were also found. In addition to the stupas (now mounds), archaeologists from the Birla Archaeological and Cultural Research Institute found a well-developed monastic establishment with a vihara of two wings, stylistically similar to Nagarjunakonda and a second or third century phase at Amaravati.
P.R. Ramchandra Rao, Andhra Sculpture (Hyderabad, Akshari, 1981) 105.
Input by: Stewart Gordon 15 Apr 2015

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 27 May 2015

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 Vaddamanu monastery, IN.

General location of the Vaddamanu monastery, IN.
Lat 16.531313 Long 80.422326
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2014.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=16.531313,80.422326&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Vaddamanu monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India: Andhra Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 16.531313 Long 80.422326 - based on coordinates of an arbitrary spot in the Vaddamanu village in maps/satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 27 May 2015.

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 - Ramchandra Rao (1981:105)

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

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18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. Available Printed Literature

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