Biharail monastery, (near) Tanor, Rajshahi Division, BD

Raw data

"One of the earliest viharas in Bengal was located at Biharail (Rajshahi district, Bangladesh). The plan of the monastery was designed on an ancient pattern, ie rows of cells round a central courtyard. The date of the monastery may be ascribed to the Gupta [Guptas, c. 320 - 550 CE] period."

Rajshahi, Bangladesh Page
Other names: Rampur Baolia,Rampur Bauleah,Rampur Boalia,Rājshāhi
World:Bangladesh:Rajshahi Division
Lat 24.3667 Long 88.6000

"List of All Sites of Bangladesh: Rajshahi Division"
Sly.No District Upaziila Monuments/Sites
20 Rajshahi Tanore Biharail Mound (Tanore) "

"Tanore is an Upazila of Rajshahi District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
24.6028 N 88.5806 E "

Tanor, Bangladesh Page
Other names: Tānor
Lat 24.6000 Long 88.5833

Input by: tmciolek, Jul 16, 2010

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 Biharail monastery, BD.

General location of the Biharail monastery, BD.
Lat 24.6000 Long 88.5833
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20BD)&ll=24.6000,88.5833&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Biharail monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Bangladesh:Rajshahi Division

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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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

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

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0300-32p 0333-66p 0367-99p 0400-32p 0433-66p 0467-99p 0500-32p 0533-66p - tmciolek 29 Dec 2012
  • 0300-32p 0333-66p 0367-99p 0400-32p 0433-66p 0467-99p 0500-32p 0533-66p dated-e

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

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

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