Celebrating Bihar: The Heritage of Nalanda

By: Nishant Tiwary

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Highlighting the legacy of Nalanda, the home of the world's first residential university (c. AD 450), this book celebrates the state of Bihar that completed its centenary in 2012. It narrates the story of the confluence of many belief systems- Buddhism, Jainism, Sufism, and Hinduism-and showcases the heritage of Nalanda. Affording insights into archaeological sites, such as the ruins of Nalanda University, Ashokan stupas at Girijak, the Cyclopean walls, the Swarna Bhandar, the Maniyar Math, Jarasandh ka Akhada [Banquet Hall of King Jarasandh], King Bimbisara's Jail, Teladhaka monastery, and the antiquities found in the village Jiar among others, the work provides a comprehensive picture of Nalanda and its surroundings. With around 160 colour photographs melding into one another, the volume creates a rare visual continuity perhaps experienced only in motion pictures. TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword by Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar Archaeological Circuit 1. Ancient Nalanda University 2. Giriyak, Ashokan, and Ajatashatru Stupas 3. Cyclopean walls 4. Swarna Bhandar 5. Maniyar Math 6. Jarasandh ka Akhada 7. Pippali Stone Caves 8. Rock Cut Shell Inscriptions 9. Bimbisara Jail 10. Telhara Monastic 11. Jaire Buddhist Circuit 1. Gridha Koot 2. Venu Vana 3. Saptaparni Caves 4. Vishwa Shanti Stupa 5. Jeevak Amra Vana 6. Ancient Buddhist Temple 7. Japanese Temple 8. Thai Temples, Nalanda and Rajgir 9. Burmese Temple, Rajgir 10. Burmese Monument 11. Ancient Black Buddha 12. Buddha at Rukmini Sthan 13. Buddha at Tetrawan 14. Katrisarai Mounds 15. Xuen Xang Memorial Hindu Circuit 1. Bramh Kund 2. Sun Temples, Budgaon and Ongari 3. Ancient Mahadev Temple 4. Asha Devi Sidh Peeth 5. Maghra Sidh Peeth 6. Chandi Devi Tantrik Temple 7. Jara Devi and Jarasandh Temples 8. Baba Maniram 9. Mora Talab Jain Circuit 1. Nirvana, Place of Lord Mahavira 2. Kundalpur, Birth Place of Lord Mahavira 3. Jain Pilgrimages Vyavhargiri Hill Vipulagiri Hill Swarnagiri Hill Udaygiri Hill Ratnagiri Hill 4. Naulakha Jain Temple 5. Veerayatan Sufi Circuit 1. Badi Dargah 2. Makdum Kund, Rajgir 3. Badi Pahadi, Biharsharif 4. Khanquah, Biharsharif 5. Khanquah, Pinassa 6. Naubat Khana Sikh Circuit 1. Nanak Kund: The Sacred Spring Eco Tourism 1. Gora Katora Lake 2. Rajgir Valley 3. Buddha Trail 4. Deer Park 5. Hill Top Lake 6. Kumudini Pond About the Author. Printed Pages: 156.

Title: Celebrating Bihar: The Heritage of Nalanda

Author Name: Nishant Tiwary

Categories: India, Buddhism and Buddhist Studies, History, Culture, and Politics,

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2013

ISBN: 0198098839

ISBN 13: 9780198098836

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 037763

Keywords: Heritage of Nalanda Bihar India