Vadnagar monastery, (in) Vadnagar, Gujarat, IN

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"New Delhi, Oct 13 [2008] (ANI): Gujarat State Archaeological Department has discovered a small size Buddhist monastery in Gujarats Vadnagar, which dates back to 1,900 years.
According to a report in Desh Gujarat, the walls of the discovered monastery were built using bricks.
The 55 by 55 ft size monastery had a total of 12 cells for residual purpose of monks, with its entrance on the Northern direction.
This Buddhist monastery probably belongs to 2nd to 4th century era. It was probably in use for 300 years […]
In the course of two years of excavation, so far more than 2000 pieces of Archaeological importance have been found from Ghaskol Darwaja excavation site in Vadnagar.
The findings include a 2000 year old house, numerous clay utensils, silver coins, beads, ornaments, Roman style head sculpture, turbaned face clay plaque, votive tablet, head sculpture, plaque sculpture depicting Buddha, and parts of vessel on which Buddhism related words are written in Brahmi script.
Chinese traveler Hieun Tsang had visited Vadnagar between 640 to 644 A.D. and documented presence of 1,000 Buddhist monks and 10 Buddhist monasteries in and around Vadnagar town known as Anandpur in that era.
[…]. (ANI)"

Vadnagar, India Page
World:India:State of Gujarat
Lat 23.7833 Long 72.6333
Input by: tmciolek, Jun 25, 2010

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 2 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Vadnagar monastery, IN.

General location of the Vadnagar monastery, IN.
Lat 23.7833 Long 72.6333
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=23.7833,72.6333&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Vadnagar monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Gujarat

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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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

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10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 28 Jul 2014
<=0200 0200-32c 0233-66c 0267-99c 0300-32c 0333-66c 0367-99c 0400-32c 0433-66c 0467-99c 0500-32c 0533-66c 0567-99c 0600-32c 0633-66c 0667-99p dated-ex

12. Date-intermediate

MBM chrono-tag 0633-66c - tmciolek 28 Jul 2014

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

  • archaeological

16. Additional notes

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