Pariyatra monastery, (in) Bairat, Rajasthan, IN

Raw data

Xuanzang visited this site in October, 635 AD. He found 3 monasteries with 700 monks, all Hinayana. The site is modern-day Bairat in Rajasthan.
Src: IN
Input by: SG Jan 22 2009

Bairat, India Page
Other names: Bairāt
World:India:State of Rajasthan
Latitude 27.4500 Longitude 76.1833
Input by: tmciolek Apr 16 2009

"On Bijak-ki-Pahari was the Buddhist monastery from where the [Ashoka's - tmciolek] rock edict known as Bairāt-Bhābru was recovered. As we know it is surmised that Bairat is the colloquial name of Pāriyātra, which is described as one of the seven sacred mountains of the Hindus […]" - Gupta (1999:248)
Input by: tmciolek Sep 16 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 06 Feb 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 Pariyatra monastery, IN.

General location of the Pariyatra monastery, IN.
lat=27.4500 long=76.1833
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=27.4500,76.1833&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Pariyatra monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Rajasthan

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

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • Active in 635 AD

MBM chrono-tag 0633-66c - tmciolek 6 Feb 2014
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 635 AD - 3 monasteries with 700 monks

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

  • [missing data]

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