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  Nalanda University
During his reign, the Chinese pilgrim Hiuen Tsang visited Nalanda and left a vivid account of the curriculum and of the general features of the community.
Between 8th–12th cent., Nalanda flourished under the Pala dynasty as a centre of learning and the arts (stone and bronze sculpture in particular), even as Buddhism began a broad decline in India.
Nalanda was put to a brutal and decisive end by Bakhtiyar Khilji, a Turkish invader (c.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Nalanda
The Nalanda copper plate inscription reflects the international character of the Sangharama and informs us about the erection of a monastery by the king of Sumatra and records the grant of five villages by the Pala kings for the maintenance of the monastery at the request of the foreign king.
Nalanda is a place in central Bihar, India, 90km south-east of the state capital of Patna.
Nalanda is also the name of the modern administrative district of Bihar in which the ancient university ruins are found.
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 Nalanda Digital Library-Nalanda Heritage-Nalanda,the first residential international University of the World
Although Nalanda is one of the places distinguished as having been blessed by the presence of the Buddha, it later became particularly renowned as the site of the great monastic university of the same name, which was to become the crown jewel of the development of Buddhism in India.
Modern historians have tentatively dated the founding of a monastery at Nalanda as being in the fifth century.However, this may not be accurate.
While the monasteries of Odantapuri and Vikramashila were then destroyed, the buildings at Nalanda do not seem to have suffered extensive damage at that time, although most of the monks fled before the desecrating armies.
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 Nalanda Monastery - Home
Nalanda Monastery, an affiliated Monastery of the FPMT (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition), is a unique monastery for Western Monks of the Tibetan Geluk tradition.
Nalanda's primary purpose is to provide a suitable home for Western monks to combine both the study and practice of the Buddha's teachings.
Nalanda has a well-equipped art workshop in which statues, stupas and tsa-tsas (small Buddha images made from plaster) are produced, painted and gilded.
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 Nalandabodhi | Nalanda West
Nalanda West is Nalandabodhi's international center for the study and practice of the teachings of wisdom and compassion that originated in India over 2500 years ago.
Nalanda was the name of the great Buddhist university that flourished for some 1800 years in ancient India.The word Nalanda translates from the Sanskrit as "the place that confers the lotus (of enlightened knowledge)."
At Nalanda West, we present the authentic tradition of Buddhist study, meditation, and compassionate activity through a regular schedule of programs, including trainings in philosophy and logic, meditation retreats, leadership and arts workshops and special topic seminars, such as health and well being, dramatic arts, and the Buddhist view of death and dying.
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  Nalanda Travel Guide,Nalanda Inda Buddhist Center,Travel to Nalanda University in India
Nalanda travel guide will take you on a journey to discover the regal flavor of Nalanda, a popular halting station for the traders who came to Rajagriha with their merchandise.
The Nalanda copper plate inscription reflects the international character of the Sangharama and informs us about the erection of a monastery by the king of Sumatra and records the grant of five villages by the Pala kings for the maintenance of the monastery at the request of the foreign king.
The Nalanda method of teaching was based on the concept of discussion and debate among the scholars under the guidance of respective teachers, something akin to today’s seminar.
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  Nalanda
Nalanda is a place in central Bihar, India, 90km south-east of the state capital of Patna.
The famous Nalanda University had been established at the site by the 5th century BC, and the Buddha is thought to have visited it.
Nalanda is also the name of the modern administrative district of Bihar in which the ancient university ruins are found.
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 Nalanda College - Welcome to Nalanda College!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nalanda College is a leading Buddhist School in Sri Lanka celebrating 75 years of excellence in education.
Nalanda currently has a student population of over 4,300 with classes spanning from year 1 to year 13.
Nalanda in it's own right is a living legend, to get intimate with it is to touch divinity once in your life.
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 Don Croner's World Wide Wanders: India | Nalanda
Nalanda, both the original village and the university of the same name which later grew up nearly, has a hallowed place in the annals of Buddhism.
Nalanda is mentioned in the famous history of Indian Buddhism written in the seventeenth century by the Tibetan scholar Taranatha, who claims that Asoka came here, had a temple erected, and made offerings at a stupa in honor of Sariputta.
Nalanda was almost completely plundered, but a few monks who had managed to survive the onslaught returned and attempted to revive the institution.
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 Nalanda - Ancient Seat Of Learning
Nalanda, one of the greatest centers of learning in the ancient times, is located in the eastern Indian state of Bihar.
Nalanda is usually a part of the day excursion trips organized by different travel companies from Patna.
Nalanda is connected through a good road network with Rajgir 12 km, Bodh Gaya 50 km, Gaya 65 km, Patna 90 km, Pawapuri 26 km, and Bihar Sharif 13 km.
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 The Eight Places of Buddhist Pilgrimage - Nalanda
Although Nalanda is one of the places distinguished as having been blessed by the presence of the Buddha, it later became particularly renowned as the site of the great monastic university of the same name, which was to become the crown jewel of the development of Buddhism in India.
While the monasteries of Odantapuri and Vikramashila were then destroyed, the buildings at Nalanda do not seem to have suffered extensive damage at that time, although most of the monks fled before the desecrating armies.
Nearby is the Nalanda Institute of Pali Studies, where a number of ordained and lay students have re-established a tradition of buddhist knowledge.
www.lamayeshe.com /otherteachers/more/pilgrimage/nalanda.shtml   (1326 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Nalanda
Nalanda is a city in Bihar state, northern India, close to Nepal.
Established in the 5th century BC it became an important Buddhist centre of learning, at its peak accomodating some 3-10,000 monks.
Nalanda is also the name of two modern-day colleges, one in Sri Lanka and one in Toronto, Ontario Canada, and a monastery in France.
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 Reconstructing Nalanda
Nalanda's teachers practised a variety of instructional methods: exposition was followed by debate and discussion, lectures featured lengthy question-and-answer sessions, and ideas were illuminated by extensive resort to parables and stories.
Nalanda was, of course, not alone as a prominent Indian university.
If we recreate Nalanda, it must be as a university worthy of the name — and we must be a society worthy of a 21st-century Nalanda.
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 Nalanda,Nalanda India,Nalanda India Tour,Nalanda Pilgrimage Tours
The village of Kul some 1.5 kilometres south-east of Nalanda is the Kolita of old and the birthplace of Moggalana, the second of the Buddha's two chief disciples.
Nalanda itself was often visited by the Buddha during his numerous sojourns through Magadha and he taught several important discourses there.
Nalanda during its hey days was a flourishing residential university with over 10,000 students and 1500 teachers.
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 Nalanda, Information about Nalanda, Nalanda Travel, Nalanda University
Nalanda was founded in the 5th century AD on an ancient site of pilgrimage and teaching which had been visited by both the Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavir.
The greatness of Nalanda was hidden under a vast mound for centuries, until the excavations were made in the 1916.
Nalanda is mainly known for the Nalanda University.
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Nalanda, 62 km from Bodhgaya and 90 km from Patna, was established in the 5th century AD.
Nalanda is the first residential international university of the world with strength of 2,000 teachers and 10,000 monks' students from all over the Buddhist world.
Nalanda Archaeological Museum is opposite to the entrance of the ruins of the university.
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Nalanda is located in the eastern Indian state of Bihar.
Nalanda university - The university was established in the 5th century BC and was one of the oldest Universities of the world.
The ruins of the university is spread over an area of 14 hectares land with a number of temples and monasteries built by the contemporary kings.
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 Nalanda University
Nalanda was also the most global university of its time, attracting pupils and scholars from Korea, Japan, China, Tibet, Indonesia, Persia and Turkey.
But Nalanda represents much of what Asia could use today — a great global university that reaches deep into the region’s underlying cultural heritage, restores many of the peaceful links among peoples and cultures that once existed, and gives Asia the kind of soft power of influence and attraction that it doesn’t have now.
A new Nalanda, starting as it will from scratch, could set a benchmark for mixing nationalities and cultures, for injecting energy and direction into global subjects and for developing true international leaders.
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Nalanda was considered the apex centre for literature and education.
Nalanda University had a galaxy of eminent scholars—Aryadeva, Sheelbhadra, Dharmapal, Chandragomen, Shanta Rakshit, Padmasambhav, Kamalsheel, Sthirmati, Buddhakirti, Kumarshree and Sumatisen.
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 Nalanda College - Home
Susantha is a proud product of Nalanda College in Colombo, Sri Lanka with a career in IT Professional who graduated from the University of Hawaii Pacific in Hawaii and Massey University in New Zealand.
He was the Head Prefect of Nalanda College in 93/94.
Please visit the Gallery to see the latest pictures from Nalanda, courtesy of Chinthaka.
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 Nalanda,Nalanda India,Nalanda Travel,Nalanda Tours,Nalanda India Travel Guide,Buddha Stupas in Bihar,Nalanda University
Towards the Southeast of Patna is a village called the 'Bada Gaon', in the vicinity of which, are the world famous ruins of Nalanda University.
The Nalanda Railway Station is on the branch route of Bhaktiyarpur-Rajgir section of the Eastern Railway.
Nalanda is well connected by roads to other parts of the state.
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 Nalanda Travel, Tour Packages, Tours, Hotels, Holidays Or Vacation In Nalanda
Ruins of Nalanda University - Spread over an area of 14 hectares of land, the university was built in the Kushana style of architecture, but the impact of the Pala dynasty is widely evident throughout.
The remains excavated at Nalanda reveals Stupas, a large stairway, decorated panels, lecture halls, dormitories for the monks and students, and metal idols of the Buddha.
Nalanda is connected through a good road network with Rajgir 12 km, Bodh Gaya 50 km, Gaya 65 km, Patna 90 km, Pawapuri 26 km, and Bihar Sharif 13 km.
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 Tourism in Nalanda, Nalanda Tourism, Nalanda India, Tourism Nalanda, Tourism of Nalanda, India Tourism
Nalanda, one of the greatest centers of learning in the ancient times, is located in the eastern Indian state of Bihar.
Nalanda, being in the Gangatic plains, suffers from extreme weather conditions.
Nalanda is usually a part of the day excursion trips organized by different travel companies from Patna.
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 Entrance to ancient Nalanda university found
P K Mishra, superintending archaelogist of the ASI, Patna circle, told rediff.com on Monday that the main entrance was discovered at Badagaon near the standing ruins of the university.
The Chinese scholar Hieun Tsang who visited Nalanda university stated in his writing that the university was spread over an area of 16 kilometres.
Nalanda, the oldest university in the world, was founded in 5th century AD.
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 Nalanda, Nalanda Travel, Buddha Tour in India, Nalanda University
Nalanda is known as the ancient seat of learning, where ruins of the great ancient university have been excavated, is situated at a distance of 90 km south east of Patna by road and 62 kms from Bodhgaya.
The University of Nalanda was founded in the 5th century by the Gupta emperors.
Nalanda acquired a celebrity spread all over the east as a centre of Buiddhist theology and ecucational activities.
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