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Temples & Legends Of Bihar
Index Of Bihar Kulapati's Preface
Preface Author
Phulher Ma Paudi
Benusagar Mandar Hill
Sultanganj Konch
Mundesvari Parasnath
Vaisali Nalanda
Patan Devi Aranya Devi
Shahabad Sonepur
Uchaitha Kurkihar
Masarh Maheshi
Jagarnathpur Harmandir
Deoghar Singheshwarsthan
Mahabodhi  
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

MAHABODHI

This was done after the passing away of Lord Buddha. Buddha had also spent some rainy seasons in Rajgriha. Near Rajgriha is the site of the famous Nalanda University, which became the most important centre of Buddhist culture in the later phase of the Mahayana school of Buddhism. For several centuries Nalanda University had attracted scholars from different parts of the world. This University is associated with great Buddhist scholars likeNagarjuna, Shilabhadra and others. 

Shilabhadra was the teacher of the Chinese traveler Hieun- Tsang. The University fell a victim to the Muslim zeal for destruction. Buddha had also passed through Pataliputra, the modern Patna. Pataliputra at that time was an important but small township on the bank of the Ganga River. Pataliputra was, however, destined to play a very important role in the period of later Buddhism. Pataliputra, was the headquarters of King Asoka, who had sponsored the spread of Buddhism, far and wide, to different parts of India and beyond.

On the other side of the river Ganga in Bihar, there are a number of places, which are intimately associated with the Buddha's movements and with the visits of Asoka in a later period. Buddha visited Vaisali, which was the headquarters of the Lichchavis.

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