Bhīnmāl monastery, (in) Bhinmal, Rajasthan, IN

Raw data

XuanZang visited this monastery, which he termed Pi-lo-mo-lo about 640 CE. He found it in decline, with only one building in use with 100 monks in residence. The monastery was Hinayana, Sarvasti-vada sect. The monastery is identified with the current-day town of Bhinmal in district Jalor in Rajasthan, though no Buddhist remains have been found on this site.
Src: India

Input by: Stewart Gordon, Aug 25, 2009

See D.C. Ahir, Buddhist Sites and Shrines in India: History, Art and Architecture (Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications, 2003), p. 231.

Bhinmal, India Page
Other names: Bhīnmāl
World:India:State of Rajasthan
Lat 25.0000 Long 72.2500

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 29 Dec 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 Bhinmal monastery, IN.

General location of the Bhinmal monastery, IN.
lat=25.0000 long=72.2500
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=25.0000,72.2500&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Bh+nml monastery - Ahir (2003:231)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Rajasthan

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Pi-lo-mo-lo - Ahir (2003:231)

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

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8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • Sarvasti-vada - Ahir (2003:231)

11. Date-early

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12. Date-intermediate

  • c. 640 AD - Ahir (2003:231)
  • MBM chrono-tag 0600-32p 0633-66c 0667-99p - tmciolek 29 Dec 2012
  • 0600-32p 0633-66c 0667-99p dated-x

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

  • Pilgrim account - Ahir (2003:231)

16. Additional notes

  • 100 monks - Ahir (2003:231)

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

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