Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Our Buddha pilgrimage, part 3

Nalanda University was once home to tens of thousands of monks who came to Rajgir, Bihar to study Buddhism. The school was ransacked in the 12th century by Mogul invaders, and it is said that the texts of Nalanda burned for three months. The buildings and dormitories are in ruins now, but are a fascinating look at one of the first major universities in the world.

Gabe, trying out of a monk bed for size:

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