Vikritavana monastery, (near) Baramula, Jammu and Kashmir, IN

Raw data

Vikritavana (Lit. The Bought Park). A vihara 200 li North West of the capital of Kashmir.
(Eitel 1888:199)

Vikritavana = Merchant's Wood
Mai-lin - in Chinese
Hackmann & Nobel (n.d.)

The above means that the monastery is 40 miles (approx 64km) NW of Srinagar. This is if we assum that 1 li is one-fifth of a mile long, see Wriggins (1996:224). The spot coincides, roughly, with the environs of the city of Baramula - tmciolek, Mar 2009.

Srinagar, India Page
Other names: Srīnagar,Suryanagar,Srinigar
World:India:State of Jammu and Kashmir
Latitude 34.0833 Longitude 74.8167

Baramula, India Page
Other names: Bāramūla
World:India:State of Jammu and Kashmir
Lat 34.2000 Long 74.3500

Input by: tmciolek, Mar 2, 2009

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 20 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Vikritavana monastery, India.

General location of the Vikritavana monastery, India.
lat=34.2000 long=74.3500
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=34.2000,74.3500&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Vikritavana monastery - Eitel (1888:199)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Jammu and Kashmir

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • The Bought Park monastery - Eitel (1888:199)
  • Merchant's Wood monastery - Hackmann & Nobel (n.d.)
  • Mai-lin monastery - Hackmann & Nobel (n.d.)

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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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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