Kukkutārāma Monastery ［鶏頭摩寺］ (, Pali; Keizuma-ji): Also known as Kurkutārāma Monastery. A monastery built by King Ashoka in the third century b.c.e. and located southeast of Pātaliputra, the capital of the Maurya dynasty, in India. According to The Record of the Western Regions, Hsüan-tsang’s record of his travels through Central Asia and India in the seventh century, King Ashoka often visited the monastery with his retainers and made various offerings such as robes, food, and drink to the monks. Later King Pushyamitra, the founder of the Shunga dynasty, destroyed Kukkutārāma Monastery and killed many monks. See also Pushyamitra.