Yelesvaram monastery, (towards) Jaggampeta, Andhra Pradesh, IN

Raw data

At a village of Yelesvaram in Devarakonda sub-division of the Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh, India were found a large stupa, ghats leading down to the river, and a variety of foundations of structures, some of which were likely viharas. Inscriptional and numismatic dating suggests second to third century CE. The sculpture suggests Theravada affiliations.
P.R. Ramchandra Rao, Andhra Sculpture (Hyderabad, Akshari, 1981) 111.
Input by: Stewart Gordon 15 Apr 2015

"Yeleswaram is located in Devarakonda Taluk of Nalgonda District. A Buddhist site […]
The most important findings include bathing ghat with steps, mandapa, Chaitya and stupas. Antiquities include beads, iron objects, Satavahana coins, hop scotches, whet stones, stone rubber, glass and shell bangle pieces, terracotta figures, Roman coins, hoards of coins relating to Ikshvakus, Vishnukundinis, early Chalukyas, Vijayanagar, Brahmi, Qutub Shahi.
Inscriptions of Western Chalukyas, Telugu Cholas, Kakatiyas and Yadavas were also recovered. The artifacts unearthed here are preserved in the Yeleswaram Pavilion at Hyderabad."
Input: tmciolek 14 May 2015

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 27 May 2015

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200 m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Yelesvaram monastery, IN.

General location of the Yelesvaram monastery, IN.
Lat 17.267816 Long 82.095789
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2014.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=17.267816,82.095789&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Yelesvaram monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India: Andhra Pradesh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 17.267816 Long 82.095789 - based on visual identification of structures reminiscent of stupas. They are located S. of the Yeleswaram village, maps/satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 27 May 2015.

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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18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. Available Printed Literature

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