Kukkutarama was a Buddhist monastery in Pataliputra in eastern India, which is famous as the location of various "Discourses at the Kukkutarama Monastery", and for the eponymous "Kukkutarama sutra". Kukkutarama was also a Buddhist in Kosambi.

According to an Ashokavadana legend, the Shunga king Pushyamitra tried to destroy the monastery, but it was saved by a miracle.[1]

Mahadeva is said to have received his ordination at Kukkutarama (Pataliputta), before becoming the head of the sangha.



  • Lahiri, Bela (1974). Indigenous states of northern India, circa 200 B.C. to 320 A.D. University of Calcutta. p. 31.

"ashoka the search for indias lost empire" by charles allen kukkutarama built by ashoka soon after his conversion to buddhism.and organised a great 3rd buddhist council. amalaka stupa outside the monastery is commemoration to asokas death. mentioned in his writings faxian (fa hien) in 5CE also recorded by xuanzang (huan tsang) in 7CE both buddhist monks visited at different times called ashoka as wu you wang chanese name to ashoka means "with out feeling sarrow"

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