Nimogram monastery, (near) Nimogram, NWF Province, PK

Raw data

"While travelling from Chakdara towards Saidu Sharif, one reaches Landakai. About 7 km from here, a road leads towards Nimogram, which is further 21 km away. A Buddhist monastery is situated here on the top of a hillock, giving an overall view of the area. There are three main stupas, surrounded by a number of small votive stupas. Dressed stones have been used in the construction and bear similarity to Andan Dheri monastery."

The Great Departure [of Buddha] - Pakistan, Valley of the Swat, Nimogram site
Kushan period (1st-3rd century CE)

"Nimogran is unique in that it has three main stupas, one for each of the three principles of Buddhism: the Buddha as teacher, Dharma (The Buddhist doctrine), and Sangha (the Buddhist order). Surrounding the main stupas are 54 votive stupas, and nearby is an unexcavated monastery site. Some of the superb sculpture found at Nimogram is now in the Swat Museum at Saidu Sharif."

Nimogram, Pakistan Page
Other names: Nīmogrām
World:Pakistan:North-West Frontier Province
Lat 34.7394 Longitude 72.1350

Input by: tmciolek, Nov 25, 2010

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 2 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Nimogram monastery, PK.

General location of the Nimogram monastery, PK.
Lat 34.7394 Long 72.1350
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20PK)&ll=34.7394,72.1350&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Nimogram monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Pakistan:North-West Frontier Province

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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

  • Theravada - Litvinskii et al. (1996:168)

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag <=0200 0200-32p 0233-66p 0267-99p - tmciolek 29 Jan 2014
<=0200 0200-32p 0233-66p 0267-99p 0300-32p dated-e

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeological

16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)

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

  • [missing data]

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