Magadha monastic cluster, (towards) Bihar Sharif, Bihar, IN

Raw data

Xuanzang visited this site in January, 637 AD. He found 50 monasteries with 10,000 monks representing several Buddhist traditions. Magadha is still a town in Bihar.
Src: IN
Input by: SG Jan 22 2009

Acc to , Mediaeval Magadha = today's town of Bihar.

Input by: tmciolek Apr 6 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 20 Sep 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 20 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Magadha monastic cluster, IN.

General location of the Magadha monastic cluster, IN.
lat=25.1833 long=85.5167
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=25.1833,85.5167&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Magadha monastic cluster

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Bihar

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

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

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • Visited by Xuanzang in in January, 637 AD - stewart gordon

MBM chrono-tag: 0633-66c - tmciolek 20 Sep 2013
0600-32p 0633-66c 0667-99p dated-x

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • Pilgrimage account

16. Additional notes

  • In 637 AD - 50 monasteries with 10,000 monks

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

  • [missing data]

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