Bhandarej [monastery?], (near) Dausa, Rajasthan, IN

Raw data

"[…] the scattered sculptural minor or partially recovered artifacts point to a subdued yet persistent presence of Buddhism [in Rajasthan]. The lack of archaeological corroboration of clear, unambiguous literary evidence may also point to a play of historical forces in obliterating evidence. There are also some sites where large scale excavation is no longer possible. This is illustrated through excavation work in a small village called Bhandarej, near Dausa. The few remains that have been found indicate a full-fledged stupa but major evidences have already become irretrievable. Rajasthan furnishes examples of both uniconic and iconic art representing different phases and stages of evolution." Chaturvedi (2012:36)

Input by: tmciolek, Sep 25, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 25 Sep 2012

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 2 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Bhandarej monastery?, IN.

General location of the Bhandarej monastery?, IN.
Lat 26.88388 Long 76.41822
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2012.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=26.88388,76.41822&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Bhandarej [monastery?]

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Rajasthan

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 26.88388 Long 76.41822 - based on possible visual identification of the site of a ruined stupa in satellite imagery, However, this could easily be a misidentification. Further investigation, possibly aided by the archaeologist who has worked in the area, is needed - tmciolek, 25 Sep 2012.
  • Bhandrey village - approx., Lat 26.8833 Long 76.4167 -

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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

  • [missing data]

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeological

16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)

17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

  • 31 Oct 2012 - Dr Neekee Chaturvedi, Government P.G. College, Dausa, Rajasthan, India.

18. Available Printed Literature

  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 1]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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