Vaibharavana monastery, (near) Rajgir, Bihar, IN

Raw data

Vaibhara-vana. One of five famous monasteries in India. Src: Muller (1995a-present)
Input by: tmciolek, Feb 27 2009

"The first Buddhist Council was held in Rajagriha in the Vaibhara Hills."

"Located between the famous places Nalanda and Rajgir Town of Bihar, this small village is famous for weaving. There are about 250 families in this village, out of which 50 practice weaving. It is said that out of the three Mango Grooves of the Nalanda University, one of the Grooves is situated here.[…]
Temples around Nepura : There are a number of temples and places to see around Nepura. Nalanda Mahavihar [….] Jain Temple on Vaibhara, Udaya and Sona Hills are some of them."

Input by: tmciolek, Apr 17 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 28 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 Vaibharavana monastery, IN.

General location of the Vaibharavana monastery, IN.
lat=25.0333 long=85.4167
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20IN)&ll=25.0333,85.4167&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Vaibharavana monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • India: State of Bihar

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Vaibhara-vana monastery - Muller (1995a-present)

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

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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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