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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  
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NALANDA

Fa Hien, who -visited India in the early Fifth Century, however, does not mention the monastic establishments, although he mentions that the village Nalo was the place of birth and death of Sariputra and had a stupa. Nalo may be Nalanda.

Hiuen Tsang had visited Nalanda and had seen an 80' high copper image of the Buddha raised by Purna-varman. Hiuen Tsang also mentions that king Harsha- vardhana of Kanauj (606-647) at Nalanda was building a large monastery of brass. It is said that one thousand monks from Nalanda were present at the royal congregation at Kanauj. Nalanda was a flourishing university teaching hundreds of students when Hiuen Tsang visited the place.

Hiuen Tsang's account mentions a number of monasteries and temples at Nalanda. He studied philosophy, logic, grammar, medicine and Atharvaveda at Nalanda University. He had very high praise for the priests and students and was struck by the great fervor with which discussions used to be held from morning till night. Hiuen Tsang was given the name of Mokshadeva at Nalanda.

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