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Ancient Mahavihara, a revered Buddhist monastery which also served as a renowned centre of learning, in the ancient kingdom of Magadha (modern-day Bihar) in India. Wikipedia

  • History of Buddhism in India

    Ancient Indian religion, which arose in and around the ancient Kingdom of Magadha , and is based on the teachings of the Gautama Buddha who was deemed a "Buddha" ("Awakened One" ). Buddhism spread outside of Magadha starting in the Buddha's lifetime. Wikipedia

  • Middle kingdoms of India

    The Middle kingdoms of India were the political entities in India from the 3rd century BCE to the 13th century CE. The period begins after the decline of the Maurya Empire and the corresponding rise of the Satavahana dynasty, starting with Simuka, from 230 BCE. Wikipedia

  • Bihar Sharif

    Headquarters of Nalanda district and the fifth-largest sub-metropolitan area in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. Combination of two words: Bihar, derived from vihara , also the name of the state; and Sharif (meaning noble). Wikipedia

  • Buddhist Mahavihara in what is now Bihar, India. Established by the second Pala Emperor Dharma Pala in the 8th century. Wikipedia

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    One of the most varied in India. Bihar consists of three distinct regions, each has its own distinct history and culture. Wikipedia

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  • Ancient higher-learning institutions

    A variety of ancient higher-learning institutions were developed in many cultures to provide institutional frameworks for scholarly activities. These ancient centres were sponsored and overseen by courts; by religious institutions, which sponsored cathedral schools, monastic schools, and madrasas; by scientific institutions, such as museums, hospitals, and observatories; and by respective scholars. Wikipedia

  • History of education in the Indian subcontinent

    The history of education began with teaching of traditional elements such as Indian religions, Indian mathematics, Indian logic at early Hindu and Buddhist centres of learning such as ancient Takshashila (in modern-day Pakistan) and Nalanda (in India) Before Christ. Islamic education became ingrained with the establishment of the Islamic empires in the Indian subcontinent in the Middle Ages while the coming of the Europeans later brought western education to colonial India. Wikipedia

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  • Rajgir

    Ancient city and a municipal council in Nalanda district in the Indian state of Bihar. The first capital of the kingdom of Magadha, a state that would eventually evolve into the Mauryan Empire. Wikipedia

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    Vajrayāna along with Mantrayāna, Guhyamantrayāna, Tantrayāna, Tantric Buddhism and Esoteric Buddhism are names referring to Buddhist traditions associated with Tantra and "Secret Mantra", which developed in medieval India and spread to Tibet, East Asia, Mongolia and other Himalayan states. Vajrayāna practices are connected to specific lineages in Buddhism, through the teachings of lineage holders. Wikipedia

  • Decline of Buddhism in the Indian subcontinent

    Replaced by approximately the 12th century. Centuries-long process." Wikipedia

  • Ajanta Caves

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  • Bihar

    State in eastern India. Third-largest state by population and twelfth-largest by territory, with an area of 94163 km2. Wikipedia

  • Magadha

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  • Gupta Empire

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  • Patna

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  • Pataliputra

    City in ancient India, originally built by Magadha ruler Udayin in 490 BCE as a small fort near the Ganges river. It became the capital of major powers in ancient India, such as the Shishunaga Empire (c. Wikipedia

  • Vikramashila

    One of the two most important centres of learning in India during the Pala Empire, along with Nalanda. Now the site of Antichak village, Bhagalpur district in Bihar. Wikipedia

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    Buddhist monastery and seat of learning in Varendra, a geographical unit in present north Bengal in Bangladesh. Founded by the later kings of the Pāla dynasty, probably Ramapala (c. Wikipedia

  • Ratnagiri, Odisha

    Site of a ruined mahavihara, once the major Buddhist monastery in modern Odisha, India. Located on a hill in between the Brahmani and Birupa rivers in Jajpur district. Wikipedia

  • Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery Abhibhavayatana Wikipedia

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  • Srivijaya

    Buddhist thalassocratic empire based on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, which influenced much of Southeast Asia. Important centre for the expansion of Buddhism from the 7th to the 12th century AD. Srivijaya was the first unified kingdom to dominate much of the Malay Archipelago. Wikipedia

  • India

    India (Hindi: Bhārat), officially the Republic of India (Hindi: Bhārat Gaṇarājya), – "Official name: Republic of India."; – "Official name: Republic of India; Bharat Ganarajya (Hindi)"; Wikipedia

  • History of Pakistan

    Shared with that of Afghanistan, India, and Iran. Spanning the western expanse of the Indian subcontinent and the eastern borderlands of the Iranian plateau, the region of present-day Pakistan served both as the fertile ground of a major civilization and as the gateway of South Asia to Central Asia and the Near East. Wikipedia

  • Mahabodhi Temple

    Ancient, but much rebuilt and restored, Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. About 96 km from Patna, Bihar state, India. Wikipedia

  • Pushpagiri Vihara

    Ancient Buddhist mahavihara or monastic complex located atop Langudi Hill (or Hills) in Jajpur district of Odisha, India. Mentioned in the writings of the Chinese traveller Xuanzang (c. Wikipedia


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  • Mahayana Buddhism established presence in Maritime Southeast Asia, brought by Chinese monks during their transit in the region en route to Nalanda.Southeast Asia-Wikipedia
  • There has been plans for revival of this ancient university, including an effort by a multinational consortium led by Singapore, China, India and Japan.North India-Wikipedia
  • 590–647 CE), Buddhism continued to be influential in India, and large Buddhist learning institutions such as Nalanda and Valabahi Universities were at their peak.Buddhism-Wikipedia
  • The University, created as a revival of an ancient centre of learning at Nalanda, began its first academic session on 1 September 2014.Patna-Wikipedia
  • Yijing states that this temple was located more than 40 yojanas east of Nalanda, which would mean it was situated somewhere in the modern Bengal region.Gupta Empire-Wikipedia
  • Sri Lankan Bhikkhus studied in India's famous ancient Buddhist University of Nalanda, which was destroyed by Bakhtiyar Khilji.Sri Lanka-Wikipedia

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