Vikramapuri monastery, (towards) Dhaka, Dhaka Division, BD

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"Pala rulers, numerous Buddhist monasteries, temples and stupas were erected by various kings throughout their vast empire. [D]harmapala, for example, is believed to have raised no less than 50 such self-contained massive religious cum-educational institutions. Among them most prominent are the gigantic [V]ikramashila [M]ahavihara in Magadha; Vikramapuri Vihara at [V]ikramapura […]."

Vikramapura (Dacca District, South-Central Bengal). The city bordered on the north on the Ichhamati River, and on the east on the Brahmaputra. A map of the terrain is given in Bhattasali, Iconography, plate LXXX p. x [Nalini Kanta Bhattasali. — Iconography of Buddhist and Brahmatiical sculptures in the Dacca Museum. — Dacca, Sreenath Press, 1929; reprinted as: Bhattasali, Nalini Kanta. 2001. Iconography of Buddhist and Brahmanical Sculptures: In the Dacca Museum. Delhi: Saujanya Books] - Susan Huntington (1984:167)

Input by: tmciolek, Mar 25, 2010

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 20 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Vikramapuri monastery, BD.

General location of the Vikramapuri monastery, BD.
Lat 23.7231 Long 90.4086
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20BD)&ll=23.7231,90.4086&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Vikramapuri monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Bangladesh:Dhaka Division

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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

  • Mahayana?

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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