Nalanda Archaeological Museum
Museum type :
Archaeological Museum

Established in :
1917

Holidays :
FRIDAY

Visiting Hours :
10 am To 5.00 pm

Contact No :
06112-281824

Location :
Bihar , India

Display Objects :

A scale model an excavated remains of the Nalanda University. Nalanda have displayed in a separate shed. A rich wealth of stone sculptures and images, terracotta, bronzes and other antiquarian objects are preserved in its reserve collection.




Description :

Nalanda is the name of an ancient university in Bihar, India. The site of Nalanda is located in the Indian state of Bihar, about 55 miles south east of Patna, and was a Buddhist center of learning from 427 to 1197 CE, partly under the Pala Empire. It has been called "one of the first great universities in recorded history." He Buddha is mentioned as having several times stayed at Nalanda". When he visited Nalanda he would usually reside in Pavarika's mango grove, and while there he had discussions with Upali-Gahapati and Dighatapassi, with Kevatta, and also several conversations with Asibandhakaputta.