vikramshila university

vikramshila university, Bhagalpur

Vikramshila University
Place Type : Historical Place
Category : Outing
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City : Bhagalpur
State / District : Bihar / Bhagalpur
Category : Outing
Place Type : Historical Place
City : Bhagalpur
State : Bihar
District : Bhagalpur

Vikramashila  was one of the two most important centres of Buddhist learning in India during the Pala empire, along with Nalanda.

Vikramashila (village Antichak, district Bhagalpur, Bihar) is located at about 50 km east of Bhagalpur and about 13 km north-east of Kahalgaon, a railway station on Bhagalpur-Sahebganj section of Eastern Railway. It is approachable through 11 km long motorable road diverting from N.H.80 at Anadipur about 2 km from Kahalgaon.

Vikramashila was founded by Pāla king Dharmapala in the late 8th or early 9th century. It prospered for about four centuries before it was destroyed by Bakhtiyar Khilji along with the other major centres of Buddhism in India around 1200.

Vikramashila was one of the largest Buddhist universities, with more than one hundred teachers and about one thousand students. It produced eminent scholars who were often invited by foreign countries to spread Buddhist learning, culture and religion.


Reference : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikramashila
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