Devani Mori monastery, (in) Devani Mori, Gujarat, IN

Raw data

[Devanimori] Location is just south of Samlaji in the Bhiloda Taluka of Sabarkantha district , on the left bank of the Meso river, just where it emerges into the plains of Gujarat. In 1960 there was a major archaeological effort at this site, which revealed five stupas, two monasteries, one assembly hall and some unidentified structures. There is good evidence for active Buddhism in the immediate area. More than 30 cooper plate grants have been found, most recording patronage from the local Maitraka kings for the unkeep of monasteries. See Ahir 2003:107-109.
Src: IN
Input by: SG January 25 2009

"The remains of a Buddhist monastery belonging to 3rd-4th century AD have been unearthed from Devni Mori, about two km from Shamlaji. […] Excavating of the stupa brought to light an inscribed casket which contained relics of Budhha. The inscription clearly mentions that the casket contains bodily relics of Buddha."

"[…] Decades back in Gujarat, when double size Devni Mori Buddhist monastery was discovered, a similar lay-out plane was found there. Devni Mori Buddhist monastery also had northern side entrance, South-Western drain, open plot in centre and 29 cells for monks around the central plot."

Devani Mori, India Page
Other names: Dev-ni-Mori,Dev Mori
World:India:State of Gujarat
Lat 23.6667 Long 73.4333

Input by: tmciolek, Jun 27, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 14 Jan 2013

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 Devani Mori monastery, IN.

General location of the Devani Mori monastery, IN.
Lat 23.6667 Long 73.4333
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=23.6667,73.4333&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Devani Mori monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Gujarat

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Devanimori monastery - Ahir (2003:107-109)

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • [missing data]

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

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0200-32p 0233-66p 0267-99p - tmciolek 14 Jan 2013
  • 0200-32p 0233-66p 0267-99p 0300-32c 0333-66c 0367-99p dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • 348 - 378 CE - Ahir (2003:107-109)

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0300-32c 0333-66c 0367-99p - tmciolek 14 Jan 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeological, inscriptional

16. Additional notes

  • Five stupas, two monasteries, one assembly hall and some unidentified structures. One monastery has 35 cells. - Ahir (2003:107-109)

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

  • [missing data]

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