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Monday, December 2, 2013

Nalanda University Ruins Part 2

Excavations conducted by ASI between 1915-1937 and 1974-82 have exposed extensive remains of six brick temples and eleven monasteries arranged in a systematic layout and spread over over an area of over one Square Kilometre.Basically a 30 meter passage runs Noth-South with a row of Temples on the West and Monasteries on the east.
The excavations did not unearth the main entrance - hence an opening was created through a wall

Meditation Platforms - above & below
Entrance to one of the monasteries - Row of hostel rooms for students and larger rooms for the faculty. There had excellent drainage system. Bathrooms were common.
Shelf for keeping books
Nice at the room entrance for keeping lamp.

Ventilation apertures near the ceiling
Common Prayer Room. Statue of Buddha which was once installed here stands destroyed & the prayer room burnt down - above and below.
A lecture platform - Teaching was in an open air rectangular courtyard - Above & Below
A fire place was lit during lectures - to carry out experiments as well to keep the place warm during winter. Also used to cook and provide food to students.
An Octagonal shaped open well - to provide water
A second monastery with rectangular court yard and lecture platform with hostel rooms all around.
Above - Large Granary to store food & Below - The most imposing structure is Temple No.3 at the Southern Extremity which was constructed in 7 phases. It is surrounded by a number of votive stupas and minor shrines

24 comments:

  1. Interesting place and very good pictures.....good work again.

    Greetings, Joop

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  2. That is extremely interesting. It piques my curiosity and tempts my imagination.

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  3. ruins.....well preserved i think....
    neatly kept !!
    nice sharing..

    regards
    anu

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  4. The pictures speak volumes about the renowned place and with clear captions one gets to know a glimpse of the well known university.Thanks

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  5. Very interesting and so beautifully captured, many thanks for sharing our rich hidden treasures for all to see.

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  6. The bricks look as if they are piled up one on another...no concrete or mud to hold them together and still they look strong. The bricks look new even after so many years. The platform, stove...thank god, we still have these things to remind our glorious past.

    Thanks for the clear pictures and details, Ramakrishnan.

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  7. Wow, would love to visit this place. Reminded me of Sarnath. Lovely post!

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  8. Gosh! Ain't this exciting? Who knows what they'll unearth next? Particularly interested with what could have been beyond the stairs. :)

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  9. It seems I have a lot of catching up to do.......incredibly interesting posts you've shown,with beautiful and informative photos.The lotus pond looks wonderful,even more so in real life I imagine.

    Thank you Ram - enjoy your day!
    Ruby


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  10. That was a lovely tour ram and this post underlines that fact that we have so much of architectural treasure :) glad to take a virtual tour with your pictures and hope to visit someday :)

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  11. Great shots of the place. I would love to visit some day.

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  12. The magnificent bricks structure makes me imagine those days' prosperity. Some devices are very interesting, bookshel or lamp keeper, fire place,etc. The lamp keeper looks like a set of movie.
    Have a nice day!

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  13. It looks so magnificent even in ruins.

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  14. Great post! The entrance to one of the monasteries and the shelf for keeping books looks amazing.
    Many thanks for your nice congratulation on my 8th blog anniversary.
    I am so glad that you and me are good friends on blogosphere. :)

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  15. Lovely narrtive and pictures Rama!I have been to the place so the memory was refreshed with this beautiful post!

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  16. I've never seen these before, heard about it quite a bit. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  17. Sir very interesting narration about history of Nalanda University with amazing photographs of Ruins of Nalanda University. Sir your Nalanda University series posts are useful to many those who want to study and understand our glorious past. Thanks for sharing such amazing photographs.

    Sir this is Lamps of India message which i shared in my Heritage of India blog.


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    Sir please look into my Lamps of India message and share your inspirational comments.

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  18. blessings ...
    Namaste...
    lots of brick, i haven't see that much brick since i left the island of Trinidad and Tobago.

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  19. i want to visit this plc very much!!!

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

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  20. I came back again to have one more look at the brickwork. The lamp shelf picture shows it very clearly. No cement or mud at all...just cris cross brickwork and it stands for so many years! Great! Thanks for the clear pictures, Ram!

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