vikramshila- Historic site.....

Tripoto
30th Mar 2017

Vikramashila was founded by Pāla king Dharmapala in the late 8th or early 9th century. It prospered for about four centuries before it was destroyed by Bakhtiyar Khilji along with the other major centres of Buddhism in India around 1200.Vikramashila is known to us mainly through Tibetan sources, especially the writings of Tāranātha, the Tibetan monk historian of the 16th–17th centuries.

Vikramashila was one of the largest Buddhist universities, with more than one hundred teachers and about one thousand students. It produced eminent scholars who were often invited by foreign countries to spread Buddhist learning, culture and religion. The most distinguished and eminent among all was Atiśha Dipankara, a founder of the Sarma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Subjects like philosophy, grammar, metaphysics, Indian logic etc. were taught here, but the most important branch of learning was tantrism.

We biked from kahalgaon to Vikramsila since the roads were newly built and was in good condition so hardly it took 10-12 minutes to reach there and then we had some snacks and we started to explore and came to know about many things about history ,prehistory etc which I have explained about and We both were feeling awesome and we stayed here till evening and then we moved on to our houses......


These were the drawings carved on the walls resembling from the jataka tales of Buddhism....

Photo of Vikramshila, Antichak, Bihar, India by Shubham Jaiswal

Some of the drawings were resembing to hindu gods and goddess such as Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha...

Photo of Vikramshila, Antichak, Bihar, India by Shubham Jaiswal

These were the designs carved on the burnt bricks at the time of Pala Emire.....was loooking Adorable...

Photo of Vikramshila, Antichak, Bihar, India by Shubham Jaiswal
Photo of Vikramshila, Antichak, Bihar, India by Shubham Jaiswal
Photo of Vikramshila, Antichak, Bihar, India by Shubham Jaiswal
Photo of Vikramshila, Antichak, Bihar, India by Shubham Jaiswal
Photo of Vikramshila, Antichak, Bihar, India by Shubham Jaiswal
Photo of Vikramshila, Antichak, Bihar, India by Shubham Jaiswal

ME standing at the main stupa alomost 13.25m above the ground ......

Photo of Vikramshila, Antichak, Bihar, India by Shubham Jaiswal
Photo of Vikramshila, Antichak, Bihar, India by Shubham Jaiswal
Photo of Vikramshila, Antichak, Bihar, India by Shubham Jaiswal
Photo of Vikramshila, Antichak, Bihar, India by Shubham Jaiswal
Photo of Vikramshila, Antichak, Bihar, India by Shubham Jaiswal
Photo of Vikramshila, Antichak, Bihar, India by Shubham Jaiswal

These stupa had a four way entrance but these entrances are still a mystery as for what purpose these entrances were  is still unknown ....

Photo of Vikramshila, Antichak, Bihar, India by Shubham Jaiswal
Photo of Vikramshila, Antichak, Bihar, India by Shubham Jaiswal

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