Archaeology of Pataliputra and Nalanda

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Patna (India : District) -- Antiquities., Nalanda (India : District) -- Antiquities., Magadha (Kingdom) -- Civilization., India -- Antiqui


Patna (India : District), Nalanda (India : District), Magadha (Kingdom),

Other titlesArchaeology of Pataliputra & Nalanda.
Statementby Brajmohan Kumar.
SeriesThe Herritage [sic] of ancient India ;, no. 10
LC ClassificationsDS485.P1144 K85 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination236 p., [15] p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2509777M
LC Control Number87901772

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crown /5(16). About The Book From the s, substantial ruins in the Indian state of Bihar identified as Nālandā Māhavihāra, were of scholarly interest because the monastery was mentioned in the travel accounts of seventh century Chinese monks. From untilthe Archaeological Survey of India systematically excavated, documented, illustrated, and gave continuity to the site.

The archaeology of early historic South Asia 2. The environmental context 3. The end of Harappan urbanism and its legacy 4. Language, culture and the concept of ethnicity 5. Megasthenes, ambassador of the Greek ruler Seleucus I Nicator in the court of Chandragupta Maurya (reign c.

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BCE), in his book Indica wrote that Pataliputra was among the first cities in the world to have a highly efficient form of local self-government. Under the Mauryas, Pataliputra which was by now a bustling metropolis also became the fountainhead of knowledge and.

Straight away, here is the recommendation: gradually move India’s capital from New Delhi to south of what is Patna today. Create a new union territory called Pataliputra, which can house the.

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Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, - Buddhism - pages 0 Reviews Papers presented at an international seminar held at Nava Nālandā Mahāvihāra, Nalanda, and Jñāna-Pravāh, Varanasi. Pataliputra (now Patna) is located at the confluence of the Ganges and Son Rivers in northeastern India.

It was the capital city of the Mauryan Empire c. – b.c.e., when it was perhaps the largest city in the world, and again of the Gupta Empire, – c.e.

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Nalanda, ancient university and Buddhist monastic centre southwest of Bihar Sharif in central Bihar state, northeastern a’s traditional history dates to the time of the Buddha (6th–5th centuries bce) and Mahavira, the founder of the Jaina ing to a later Tibetan source, Nagarjuna (the 2nd–3rd-century ce Buddhist philosopher) began his studies there.

Megasthenes (/ m ɪ ˈ ɡ æ s θ ɪ n iː z / mi-GAS-thi-neez; Ancient Greek: Μεγασθένης, c. – c. BC) was an ancient Greek historian, diplomat and Indian ethnographer and explorer in the Hellenistic described India in his book Indika, which is now lost, but has been partially reconstructed from literary fragments found in later authors.

The excavations discovered Patna, the new Provincial capital, as the ancient city of Pataliputra. This essay traces the history of archaeological excavations at Patna between and However, it does not engage with Pataliputra as a pre-given, physically available site, which could be discovered through archaeological excavations.

Etymology. The etymology of Pataliputra is unclear. "Putra" means son, and "pāṭali" is a species of rice or the plant Bignonia traditional etymology holds that the city was named after the plant.

Another tradition says that Pāṭaliputra means the son of Pāṭali, who was the daughter of Raja Sudarshan. As it was known as Pāṭali-grāma ("Pāṭali village") originally. Pataliputra the ancient name of modern Patna of West Bengal. During the reign of Emperor ashoka in the 3rd century BC ( BC), Pataliputra was said to have been the world's one of the largest cities, with a huge population.

The city has been known by various names during its course of long existence-such as, Pataligram, Pataliputra, Kusumpur, Pushpapura, Azimabad, and the present day.

Excavation work at the ruins of Pataliputra, insaw funding from a private patron on a scale that the Archaeological Survey of India had not witnessed before, writes Nayanjot Lahiri in.

Patna, the capital of Bihar state, India, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world and the History of Patna spans at least three millennia. Patna has the distinction of being associated with the two most ancient religions of the world, namely, Buddhism and ancient city of Pataliputra (predecessor of modern Patna) was the capital of the Mauryan, Shunga, and.

Patna, Capital of Bihar, India was once known as Pataliputra, the capital of the Magadha Empire and t he important pilgrim centers near P atna are Vaishali, Nalanda and Bodhgaya for all religions of India. Its history spans at least three millennia and has close links with two most ancient religions – Buddhism and Jainism.

The city witnessed rise and fall of many rulers and dynasties such. The traditions of Pataliputra and Nalanda will for all time to come enliven and inspire India and the World to live peacefully in a bond of love and compassion: Magadha, the rise and fall of which constitutes the central and main event in the history of India's great past; Magadha, which has witnessed the rise of Buddhism, destined to become a.

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On the advice of the director general of archaeology, the site of Pataliputra near Patna was selected and work began there during the winter of The excavations met with remarkable success. Nalanda (ISO: Nālandā, pronounced [naːlən̪d̪aː]) was an 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.

The university of Nalanda obtained significant fame, prestige and relevance during ancient times, and rose to legendary status due to its contribution to the emergence. If archaeology were the only source of information, much of the city’s story would remain obscure, but scholars have used other sources to piece together how it looked.

The most comprehensive source is a book, Indika, by a Greek author, Megasthenes, who spent many years as an ambassador to the court at Pataliputra.

The original text of Indika. Hiun Tsang at Nalanda University. He traveled extensively in India. He passed through Kashmir valley, visited Takshashila, and reached Mathura, where he saw the sacred traces of Lord Buddha at Kashi.

He went to Kapilavastu, Kushinagar, Pataliputra, Vaishali, Mahabodhi, and stayed at the famed Nalanda university. Tsinag then visited Rajgir and. At the Orientation Gallery, the visitor can find out how experts interpret and write history with the aid of archaeology and historical records.

“New Finds” an audio- visual, which shows the latest artefacts from recent discoveries and the ongoing excavation at Telhara, gives visitors a sense of the continuing search to understand our past.

The most famous centre was Nalanda, which maintained a great Buddhist university meant for Buddhist monks. It is said to have had as many as 10, students, all monks. They were taught Buddhist philosophy of the Mahayana school. In ADanother Chinese pilgrim, I-tsing, visited Nalanda, and he mentions that only monks lived there.

Ancient Origins articles related to Nalanda in the sections of history, archaeology, human origins, unexplained, artifacts, ancient places and myths and legends. (Page of tag Nalanda).

An Archaeological History of Indian Buddhism is a comprehensive survey of Indian Buddhism from its origins in the 6th century BCE, through its ascendance in the 1st millennium CE, and its eventual decline in mainland South Asia by the mid-2nd millennium CE.

Weaving together studies of archaeological remains, architecture, iconography, inscriptions, and Buddhist historical sources, this book. Interestingly, we have corraboration of same from Chinese traveller Fa Xian who visited Pataliputra in early fifth century and described palace as something which could not be created by humans alone.

So archaeology, Megasthenes and Indian accounts all show that Pataliputra. In a fanciful book about world geography, the italian Caius Julius Solinus briefly mentions a powerful Indian kingdom of Prasia with a capital at Palibotra. [32] Afterwards, Sher Shah Suri made Pataliputra his capital and changed the name to modern Patna.

Structure Ruins of Pataliputra. Introduction to Archaeology Paperback – Import, January 1, by R. Place (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: R. Place. Aryabhatta is one of the great Mathematician in ancient times. He was born in AD at kusumapura or Pataliputra.

He was the head of the Kusumapara Institution which organized by Nalanda University. The University was very famous in those days and attracted the .- Explore WhiteLionPat's board "Ancient Pataliputra", followed by people on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Ancient, Ancient india, Ancient civilizations pins.Rajgir (historically known as Girivraj) is an ancient city and a notified area in Nalanda district in the Indian state of city of Rajgir (ancient Rājagṛha; Pali: Rājagaha) was the first capital of the kingdom of Magadha, a state that would eventually evolve into the Mauryan Empire.

The city finds mention in India's greatest literary epic, the Mahabharata, through its king Jarasandha.