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Vol. 3, Issue 7, Part R (2017)

History of contributions of Nalanda University

History of contributions of Nalanda University

Jasbir Kaur
Nalanda University is one of the universities of India, knowing the history of which we will be proud to be an Indian. In the ancient times, many educational institutions were established by adopting the Vedic process, three of them were such which were counted among the oldest universities of India. Takshila, Nalanda and Vikramashila. Nalanda University of these three higher education in ancient India Education was the most important and well-known center of Nalanda University, the largest university of the time in Asia, According to historical evidence, the Nalanda University was founded by the mighty Emperor Kumaragupta of the Gupta dynasty in about 450 AD Many travelers, including the Chinese traveler Hiuen tsang, have called the emperor Kumaragupta the founder of this university. This university is located near Patna, a village 88 kilometers south-east of today's Bihar state and 11 kilometers north of Rajgiri Nalanda. The word is derived from the Sanskrit language, it is derived from the Sanskrit word na alam da, which means that there is no restriction on the gift of knowledge, thus the nalanda means to impart knowledge. Its area was 10 kilometers long and 5 kilometers wide when Nalanda University was at its peak, around 10000 students from abroad were studying here and more than two thousand teachers were present here to teach them. Its special point was that any decision here was taken on the basis of everyone's consent i.e. here the democratic system was run Students were provided free education here. Nalanda's library was called Chakla of Religion. It was the largest library in the world. By far the most prestigious and famous center was the building of this library was 9 storey Nalanda University library had 352 Names were Ratanganj, Rattan kept two reported and Ratna Sagar here 9000000 manuscripts and thousands of books In which the world's rarest information was present, this center of knowledge flourished for 800 years but in the 12th century it suddenly got lost in the darkness of the past.
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How to cite this article:
Jasbir Kaur. History of contributions of Nalanda University. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(7):1285-1287.
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