Vanavasi monastery, (in) Banavasi, Karnataka, IN

Raw data

The source only puts this site in Karnataka. When Xuanzang visited the site (around 640 CE) he found two monasteries, one large one with about 300 monks. The site is also known as Banavasi.

D.C. Ahir, Buddhist Sites and Shrines in India: History, Art, And Architecture (Delhi: Indian Books Centre, 2003), p. 142-143.
Src: IN
Input by: SG Mar 29, 2009

Banavasi, India Page
Other names: Banavāsi,Vaijayanti
World:India:State of Karnataka
Latitude 14.5500 Longitude 75.0167

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 30 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 Vanavasi monastery, IN.

General location of the Vanavasi monastery, IN.
lat=14.5500 long=75.0167
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=14.5500,75.0167&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Vanavasi monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Karnataka

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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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

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0600-32p 0633-66c 0667-99p dated-x

12. Date-intermediate

  • c. 640 CE

MBM chrono-tag: 0633-66c - tmciolek 30 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

  • pilgrim account

16. Additional notes

  • In about 640 CE - 2 monasteries, the larger one of the two had over 300 monks

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

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