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Hiranand Sastri, an archaeologist who headed the excavation of the ruins, attributes the name to the abundance of nālas (lotus-stalks) in the area and believes that Nalanda would then represent the giver of lotus-stalks.
It is said that the Jain thirthankara, Mahavira, spent 14 rainy seasons at Nalanda.
Not much is known of Nalanda in the centuries hence.
Taranatha, the 17th-century Tibetan Lama, states that the 3rd-century BCE Mauryan and Buddhist emperor, Ashoka, built a great temple at Nalanda at the site of Shariputra's chaitya.
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Much of our knowledge of Nalanda comes from the writings of pilgrim monks from East Asia such as Xuanzang and Yijing who travelled to the Mahavihara in the 7th century.
While some sources note that the Mahavihara continued to function in a makeshift fashion for a while longer, it was eventually abandoned and forgotten until the 19th century when the site was surveyed and preliminary excavations were conducted by the Archaeological Survey of India.One of the most problematic symptoms of Ukrainian corruption is the influence those with money and power have over the criminal justice system.After writing a series of articles on the subject and its implications for continued aid from the West, I'd like to highlight a chilling event that happened earlier this week which dramatically underscores my point.Many of the names listed by Xuanzang in his travelogue as products of Nalanda are the names of those who developed the philosophy of Mahayana.All students at Nalanda studied Mahayana as well as the texts of the eighteen (Hinayana) sects of Buddhism.