Rohinila monastery, (towards) Revelganj, Bihar, IN

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Rohinila. An ancient monastery (now in the modern Roynalah, near Belgada, in E. Bihar), once visited by Sakyamuni. Src: Eitel (1888:131)

Input by: tmciolek, Feb 27 2009

"[Xuanzang upon his departure from Nalanda went to] a village called Lo-in-ni-lo, Rohinila, a place which may be identified with the Royanala of Rennell, at the eastern extremity of Bahar." Wilson (1959:128)

The Rohinila village is some 6 miles northeast from Nalanda (acc. to the maps, it is towards Revelganj) and 40 miles (66-70 km) west of Monghir - Wilson (1959:128)

Munger, India Page
Other names: Monghyr
World:India:Bihar State of
Lat 25.3833 Long 86.4667

Revelganj, India Page
World:India:Bihar State of
Lat 25.7833 Long 84.6667

Input by: tmciolek, Jun 10 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 09 Jul 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 Rohinila monastery, IN.

General location of the Rohinila monastery, IN.
Lat 25.7833 Long 84.6667
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=25.7833,84.6667&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Rohinila monastery - Eitel (1888:131)

2. Monastery's modern country

  • India:State of Bihar

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Lo-in-ni-lo monastery - Wilson (1959:128)

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

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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

  • Ancient monastery, was visited by Shakyamuni - Eitel (1888:131)

MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 09 Jul 2014
<=0200 0200-32c 0233-66c 0267-99c 0300-32c 0333-66c 0367-99c 0400-32c 0433-66c 0467-99c 0500-32c 0533-66c 0567-99c 0600-32c 0633-66c 0667-99p dated-ex

12. Date-intermediate

  • 630s CE - Wilson (1959:128)

MBM chrono-tag 0633-66c - tmciolek 09 Jul 2014

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

  • pilgrimage account

16. Additional notes

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

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