Nenavali monastery, (near) Pali, Maharashtra, IN

Raw data

This group of 37 caves is in the "Sudhgad subdivision of the Raigad district (Maharashtra). They are simple caves of the 1st century BCE and do not appear to have been re-occupied in the 6th-7th centuries.
See D.C. Ahir, Buddhist Sites and Shrines in India: History, Art and Architecture (Delhi: Inian Books Centre, 2003) p.199.
Src: IN
Input by: SG, Apr 2, 2009

"Nenavali (Sudhagad Peta, RS. Khopoli, 30 m; p. 433) is a petty village about eleven miles to the north-east of Pali and is connected with Pali by a cart road which is passable during fair season only. The village has in its vicinity 21 caves which are called Pandav caves. Of these caves one cave has a carved sabhamandap big enough to accommodate 500 persons at a time."

Pali, India Page
Other names: Pāli
World:India:State of Maharashtra
Lat 18.5333 Long 73.2333
Input by: tmciolek, Apr 16, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 29 Jan 2014

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 Nenavali monastery, IN.

General location of the Nenavali monastery, IN.
Lat 18.5333 Long 73.2333
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=18.5333,73.2333&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Nenavali monastery - Ahir (2003:199)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Maharashtra

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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

  • 1st c. BC - Ahir (2003:199)

MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 29 Jan 2014
<=0200 0200-32c 0233-66c 0267-99c 0300-32c 0333-66c 0367-99c 0400-32c 0433-66c 0467-99c 0500-32p 0533-66p 0567-99p 0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

  • not reoccupied 6th-7th AD - Ahir (2003:199)

MBM chrono-tag 0500-32p 0533-66p 0567-99p 0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p - tmciolek 29 Jan 2014

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeological

16. Additional notes

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

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