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  Critique 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Takshashila was the main centre of study in the art of the Magi of the East –the wise men who divined the time, place, and person of the Great Incarnation of our Lord.
Takshashila was the place where westerners learned to incorporate the zero as a number (remember your Roman numerals?), where many western philosophers studied, and where civilisation dawned on humanity.
Takshashila’s libraries were more sought after than that of Alexandria (it was older) and a new medical faculty in Parthia was recently incorporated.
www.churchoftheeast.ca /archive/reading_acts_of_thomas%202_1.htm   (1423 words)

 Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism: Takshashila
Takshashila prospered for about ten centuries, beginning in the sixth century B.C.E., largely due to its location at what was then an intersection of important trade routes connecting India to Central and Western Asia.
In 326 B.C.E. Takshashila was conquered by Alexander the Great, and in the third century B.C.E. it fell under the rule of the Maurya dynasty.
Afterward Takshashila passed successively from rule by the Indo-Greek kingdom of Bactria to that by the Shakas of Central Asia, and then to the Parthians and later to the Kushan dynasty.
www.sgi-usa.org /buddhism/library/sgdb/lexicon.cgi?tid=1429   (335 words)

 Takshashila Academy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Takshashila is one of the first coaching classes planning to provide Technology supported professional coaching for the student community in Nallasopara.
Takshashila Academy is committed to deliver the best for the development of the student.
This commitment of Takshashila Academy is backed by the expertise & experience of its promoters.
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 About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Takshashlia is one of the first coaching classes planning to provide technology supported professional coaching to the student community in Nallasopara.
Takshashila is brought to you in Nallasopara by Shri Pravin Vira and Raj Software Technology (India) Ltd.
The mission of Takshashila Academy is to provide technology supported training for Degree, Diploma and other education programmes, thus helping them to excel in the field of Education.
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 The Wonder That Was Kashmir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The great grammarian Panini lived in northwest Punjab not too far from Kashmir and the university at Taxila (Takshashila) was also close to the valley.
He was educated in Takshashila and he taught in Pataliputra.
The first millennium BC was a period of great intellectual activity in this part of India and attitudes that later came to be termed Kashmiri were an important element of this activity.
ikashmir.org /Miscellaneous/subhash3.html   (5572 words)

 Chanakya - 1
It could be called a University but for the fact that it was a cluster of a number of autonomous "lyceums" managed, maintained, and presided over by emanate teachers who partly drew upon the contribution of the local people and partly depended on the fees and presents of their rich pupils.
Among the more popular subjects taught at Takshashila was Military Science, called dhanushvidya, ‘Science of the Bow’, for the bow and arrow were the chief weapons of the ancient Indus Civilization.
1 The greatest exponent of this science at Takshashila was Vishnugupta, better known by his patronymic Chanakya and the nickname Kautilya, who was a native of the land, and old student of its garden-grove University and one of its celebrated savants.
defencejournal.com /march98/chanakya1.htm   (1059 words)

 The Sunday Tribune - Books
From there he watched the impact of foreign invasions and concluded that the Indian rulers had to dissolve their differences and face the invaders unitedly.
He took the young man under his wings, taught him at Takshashila and finally guided him first to harass the outlying territories of the Magdha kingdom and finally installed him on the throne of Magadha.
Chanakya’s job was completed when he found Chandragupta a group of loyal persons to assist him and he returned to the spartan life of a teacher at Takshashila.
www.tribuneindia.com /2004/20040111/spectrum/book5.htm   (626 words)

 Taxila - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Taxila (then called taksh-shila) was an ancient Buddhist seat of learning, connected across the Khunjerab pass to the Silk Road, attracting students from all over the world.
Ancient Takshashila was renowned all over the Buddhist world as home to a great university.
It flourished during the first-fifth centuries AD (see Gandhara).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taxila   (281 words)

 Taxila   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Its coordinates are 33.76 N, 72.84 E. Taxila was an ancient Buddhist seat of learning, connected across the Khunjerab pass to the Silk Road, attracting students from all over the world.
It was also called Takshashila in Sanskrit in ancient India.
It flourished during the first-fifth centuries AD (see Gandhara culture).
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Taxila.html   (326 words)

 Articles - Takshashila University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Takshashila University in ancient India is one of the main contenders for the prized title of the world's "first university".
Today, the ruins of the ancient city can be found at Taxila in the Punjab province of Pakistan, about 30 kms northwest of Islamabad.
Takshashila became a great center of learning at least four centuries before Christ and it continued to attract students from around the old world until the desctruction of the city in the 6th century AD.
www.poncier.com /articles/Takshashila   (144 words)

 The Tribune...Sunday Reading
Chanakya was born in a Brahmin family at Takshashila (Taxila in Rawalpindi district), the capital of Gandhara, in about 346 B.C. His original name was Vishnugupta, but his parents called him by the pet name of Chanakya.
If the judges approved of it, he was awarded a prize of one thousand gold coins, freedom from payment of taxes and other state contributions for life and a roll of honour.
Chanakya applied for the prize and left Takshashila for Pataliputra.
www.tribuneindia.com /1999/99jan10/sunday/head6.htm   (1935 words)

 The Architecture of Punjab
The city of Takshashila was the capital of the Uttarapatha province of the Maurya Empire.
The ruins of Takshashila consist of three city-cited: Bihar mound, Sirkap, and Dirsukh.
Amount the finds at Takshashila are coins of kings of different dynasties, seals, jewelry, sculptures and peltry pieces.
www.punjabilok.com /heritage/architecture_punjab.htm   (811 words)

 The Unknown Ashoka by Pradip Bhattacharya
Some time later, the city of Takshashila rose in rebellion against King Bindusara who dispatched Ashoka to tackle it with a fourfold army of cavalry, elephants, chariots and infantry.
How shall we fight?” Ashoka declared, “If my merit is such that I am to become king, let weapons of war appear before me!” And as he spoke, the earth gaped open and divine beings rose out of it carrying weapons for his army.
When the citizens of Takshashila heard of Ashoka’s approach, they decorated the road for several miles and went to welcome him with vases full of offerings.
www.boloji.com /history/001.htm   (3519 words)

 Story of Glass in India & the World
Takshashila was an important centre of the North-western province of the Mauryan Empire.
The later town of Sirkap in this area shows evidence of international trade in glass as it has yielded remnants of foreign glass objects like mosaic and milleflori ((it is a Latin word that stands for "thousand flowers"), lace glass, ribbed and swirled ware, blue and white cameo.
Persian glass-makers brought their craftsmanship to India and were engaged in the production of glass dishes and dish covers, spittoons, flat-bottomed vessels, mirrors and other objects like tiles and ear reels.
www.infinityfoundation.com /mandala/t_es/t_es_goyal_glass.htm   (2116 words)

 Oxford Handouts
Takshashila (now Taxila and sitauted in Pakistan) was a famous centre of learning for a period of over 1000 years.
Buddhist chronicles provide accounts of students travelling from foreign lands to study at the many houses of learning in Takshashila.
Regrettably, the Takshashila University has since been destroyed along with many of the original ancient texts held there during the invasions India has endured over the centuries.
www.chandra-pds.freeserve.co.uk /oxford_handouts.htm   (1504 words)

 The Unknown Ashoka by Pradip Bhattacharya
In Ashoka’s name, she composed a letter to the people of Takshashila ordering them to gouge out the eyes of the prince, for she hated those wonderful eyes that had infatuated her.
A second time he awoke in cold sweat, exclaiming, “I saw Kunaala entering the city with a beard, long hair and long nails.” “May the prince be well,” said the queen, and again he slept.
The people of the city, however, were unwilling to comply with the command, though frightened that if they did not Ashoka would not spare them, for he was so ruthless as to want to blind his favorite son.
www.boloji.com /history/001a.htm   (5410 words)

 varnam - The Oldest University ?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
But by then Takshashila had established itself as a place of learning.
I thought Takshasila or Nalanda were one of the first universities in the world that people world-wide travelled to study in.
Posted by: Shanti at May 14, 2004 06:54 AM Shanti, Takshashila is much older than Nalanda from what I have read.
varnam.org /blog/archives/2004/05/the_oldest_univ.html   (398 words)

 Critique 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
On the social scene - the India that St. Thomas walked into was one of extremes – extreme sensual gratification as only the largest university city in the world would provide; extreme scholarly interests removed from the average person’s life; and extremes in religious, sensual and philosophical approaches.
In a certain sense, Takshashila resembled a cosmopolitan Los Angeles in the 60’s, but these hippies were rich kids.
Gurus, monks and seers of any conceivable (and inconceivable) religion and philosophy abounded; more languages were spoken and more exotic dishes were served than anywhere else in the world; average people worked in the service industry as cleaners, servants, prostitutes, masseurs, gymnophysicists, manicurists and other fascinating services to the hippies and academics.
www.churchoftheeast.ca /archive/reading_acts_of_thomas%202_2.htm   (1244 words)

 Takshashila - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Takshashila   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Here you will find more informations about Takshashila.
If you find this encyclopedia or its sister projects useful,
Takshashila Uniersity in India is one of the main contenders for the prized title of the "first university." It was well known as an institution of higher learning in ancient India.
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/Takshashila.html   (107 words)

 The Return of The Holy Idol
He marched on Uttarapatha, the capital of Takshashila and annexed it.
What was once a- small, humble, poor and disgraced state had now become a strong, powerful and vast empire.
It now extended from Takshashila and Nepal in the North to Kanyakumari in the South.
www.freeindia.org /biographies/kharavela/page12.htm   (867 words)

 Student at Takshashila
Chanakya had his education at a famous school in a city well known in those days as Takshashila (corrupted later into 'Taxila').
The teachers at Takshashila were great scholars known all over the world.
Generally a student entered the University of Takshashila at the age of sixteen.
www.freeindia.org /biographies/greatpersonalities/chanakya/page5.htm   (144 words)

 Jainism in Punjab   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Takshashila used to be a major Jain center in antiquity.
In Jain tradition there are many accounts about Jains in Takshashila.
According to "Sharunjaya Mahatmya", Javad Shah of Takshashila had the temples of Shatrunjay reconstructed, and had installed an idol of Lord Rishabha brought from Takshashila.
www.dd-b.net /~raphael/jain-list/msg01856.html   (564 words)

 The Hindu : Magazine / Spotlight : So near, yet so far
One important Buddhist centre in ancient times was Takshashila (about 25 km from Islamabad).
A museum has been built at the site, which explains the excavations in the area and displays many heads of Buddha made of different materials, jewels, lamps, stone panels telling the story of Buddha.
I went to Takshashila along with a French group, who were equally keen to see the place.
www.hinduonnet.com /mag/2005/05/22/stories/2005052200460600.htm   (731 words)

 The world’s first university
Around 2700 years ago, as early as 700 BCE there existed a giant University at Takshashila, located in the northwest region of India.
Takshashila, (later corrupted as Taxila),one of the topmost centers of education at that time in India became Chanakya’s breeding ground of acquiring knowledge in the practical and theoretical aspect.
The teachers were highly knowledgeable who used to teach sons of kings.
www.hindu-religion.net /showflat/cat/hinduism/53552/27/collapsed/5/o/1   (651 words)

 History Forum > Dispute Ove Kashmir
At the time of alexander's invation to the indus, the Taxila University or the Takshashila University was a great center of learning.
Not only Indians, but students from as far as Babylonia, Greece, Syria, Arabia and China came to study at Takshashila University.
Dec 11 2004, 05:30 PM At the time of alexander's invation to the indus, the Taxila University or the Takshashila University was a great center of learning.
www.simaqianstudio.com /forum/lofiversion/index.php/t2314.html   (3391 words)

 The Hindu : Opinion / Leader Page Articles : Universities and scientific research
THE WORLD over, universities are where the most learned persons congregate to train a younger generation, and to pass on to it a love of learning and the indefinable excitement of pushing the frontiers of knowledge.
Ancient India had a number of such institutions, like those at Takshashila, Nalanda and Kanchipuram whose reputation for scholarship spread far and wide.
In modern India, according to official statistics, the number of universities, deemed universities and institutions of national importance, rose fivefold in three and a half decades, from 45 in 1961 to 226 in 1996.
www.thehindu.com /2004/07/08/stories/2004070801271000.htm   (1179 words)

 This is The Man
Chandragupta's mother was at first unwilling to send the boy with a stranger.
Schooling in Takshashila would be a boon, a divine gift.
She was highly impressed by the brilliance of the stranger's face and also by his good words.
www.freeindia.org /biographies/greatpersonalities/chanakya/page7.htm   (341 words)

 The Week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Suddenly everyone wanted to visit Taxila, the name given by Europeans for our very own Takshashila, the seat of great oriental cultures and learning.
Founded by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC, the main structure is circular with a raised terrace around its base.
One way to read a nation's collective mind is to follow the 'Letters to the Editor' page in newspapers.
www.the-week.com /24Apr11/sports_article3.htm   (760 words)

She is reputed to have borne "a hundred sons." The contemporary city of Kandahar is named for that kingdom of Gandhar, founded by Taksha, grandson of Bharat of Ayodhya.
Its borders once extended from Takshashila (Taxila) to Tashkent (Taksha Khand) in present day Uzbekistan.
Northern Afghanistan lay on the famous Silk Route, and that commercial activity may have facilitated the spread of Buddhism which led to closer ties with India.
www.khandro.net /place_Afghan.htm   (656 words)

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