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Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst
Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst

The largest collection of original antique Buddha statues.

Own import from Burma

22 July

Odantapuri and Jagaddala Mahavihara

By Gaurav Manandhar at

In the ancient Magadha and Bengal, a range of Monasteries or Mahavihara were constructed gradually with the objective to preserve and spread the teachings of Buddha. As mentioned in Tibetan sources, five great Mahaviharas were stood during the Pala period. These Mahaviharas were Vikramshila, Nalanda, Somapura, Odantapura, and Jaggadala. Nalanda, Vikramshila, and Odantapura have constructed in present-day India while remaining two, Somapura and Jaggadala were constructed in the Present day Bangladesh.

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16 May

Nalanda Mahavihara

By Devik Balami at

ruins of nalanda university

Nalanda Mahavihara was a large Buddhist monastery in the ancient kingdom of Magadha in India. The mahavihara is located about 95 kilometers southeast of Patna and is near the town of Bihar Sharif. Earlier in the history, the Mahavihara was a center of learning. It was active up till early 13th century.

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15 May

Vikramsashila

By Devik Balami at

ruins of vikramshila mahavihara

Vikramashila was one of the five great mahaviharas situated in the Indian subcontinent. This Vikramashila is located at about 50 km east of Bhagallpur and about 13 km north-east of Kahalgaon, Bhagalpur districts. Along with the Nalanda Mahavihara, it was the important center of learning- the teachings of Buddha, during the Pala Empire.

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14 May

Somapura Mahavihara

By Devik Balami at

ruins of somapura mahavihara

Somapura Mahavihara is located in Paharpur, Badalgachhi Upazila, Naogaon District, Bangladesh. This Mahavihara is one of the most important archaeological sites in the country. Hence it is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985. Other than it is also best known Buddhist viharas in the Indian Subcontinent.

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