Venuvana monastery, (near) Rajgir, Bihar, IN

Raw data

Venuvana (Lit. Bamboo Park.) Karanda Venuvana with a vihara - favourite resort of Sakyamuni (Eitel 1888:197)
Venuvana monastery. Also called Venuvana vihara, in the Karanda venuvana, near Rajagrha, a favorite resort of Sakyamuni. Src: Muller (1995a-present)

"Venuvana Vihar: It is a Japanese shrine where a monastery was built for the Buddha to live. It is said that king Bimbisara as an offering to the Buddha, built Venuvana or the Monastery of the Bamboo Grove. Right next to it is the now-muddy water tank, Karanda, in which the Buddha bathed."
Input: tmciolek, Feb 27 2009

Bamboo Grove Monastery
[竹林精舎] (Skt Venuvana-vihara; Jpn Chikurin-shoja)
Input: tmciolek, 07 Aug 2014

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 07 Aug 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 Venuvana monastery, IN.

General location of the Venuvana 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

  • Venuvana monastery - Eitel (1888:197)

2. Monastery's modern country

  • India:State of Bihar.

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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

MBM chrono-tag: <=0200 - tmciolek 30 Jul 2014
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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

  • architectural

16. Additional notes

  • final data (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)….

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

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