Pippala-grha monastery, (near) Rajgir, Bihar, IN

Raw data

Pippala-grha. The Vaibhara cavern; "a rock-cut temple on a mountain near Rajagrha, now called Baibhargiri. Sakyamuni used to resort thither for meditation." (Eitel 1888:??). Src: Muller (1995a-present)
Input by: tmciolek, Feb 27 2009

Rajgir, India Page
Other names: Rājagriha,Rajgriha,Rajagriha,Rājgīr
World:India:Bihar State of
Lat 25.0333 Long 85.4167

"Closer to town [of Rajgir], on the southern edge [of the Vultures Peak at the Gridhrakuta Hill], a number of distinctive pink buildings can be seen. This is the location of hot springs where the Buddha often enjoyed bathing. A Hindu temple now marks the spot and the complex is known as Lakshmi Narayan and is popular with the locals. A long stone staircase will take you to the top of the hill. Part way up the hill is Pippala Stone House which Pali texts claim was the residence of Mahakasyapa."

Input: tmciolek, Apr 15 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 08 Jul 2012

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200 m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Pippala-grha monastery, IN.

General location of the Pippala-grha monastery, IN.
lat=25.0000 long=85.4000
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2009.

Google Map link:


Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Pippala-grha monastery (lit. Pippala-house monastery)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India:State of Bihar

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx, Lat 25.0000 Long 85.4000 based on the visual identification of Lakshmi Narayan complex in maps.google.com - tmciolek, 25 Jun 2010.

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

  • Active during Buddha's time - (Eitel 1888:??). Src: Muller (1995a-present)

MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 08 Jul 2014
<=0200 dated-e

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

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14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

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16. Additional notes

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

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