Vārānasi monastic cluster, (in) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, IN

Raw data

When Xuanzang visited in January, 637 AD this old and sacred city had 30 Buddhist monasteries and 3000 monks, all practicing Sammitiya. Varanasi is still a major pilgrimage spot in U.P.
Src: IN
Input by: SG Jan 22 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 17 Sep 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 Varanasi monastic cluster, India.

General location of the Varanasi monastic cluster, India.
lat=25.3333 long=83.0000
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://maps.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Vārānasi monastic cluster

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Uttar Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

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

  • Sammitiya (Src: IN Input by: SG Jan 22 2009)

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • Xuanzang visited in January, 637 AD (Src: IN Input by: SG Jan 22 2009)

MBM chrono-tag 0633-66c - tmciolek 17 Sep 2013
0600-32p 0633-66c 0667-99c 0700-32p 0733-66p 0767-99p dated-xx

MBM chrono-tag 0700-32p 0733-66p 0767-99p - tmciolek 17 Sep 2013

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • pilgrim account

16. Additional notes

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

  • [missing data]

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