Fa-hian: 1 definition
Fa-hian means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
India history and geogprahySource: Wikipedia: India History
Fa-hian is an alternative transliteration for Faxian (A.D. 337–c. 422): a Chinese Buddhist monk who traveled by foot from China to India, visiting many sacred Buddhist sites in what are now Xinjiang, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka between 399-412 to acquire Buddhist texts. Fa-hian (Faxian) visited India in the early fifth century.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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The travels of Fa-Hian (400 A.D.) (by Samuel Beal)
Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)
The gods of northern Buddhism (by Alice Getty)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Canto I - Dynasties of the kings < [Book IV]
The Mahavamsa (by Wilhelm Geiger)
In Asoka’s Footsteps (by Nina Van Gorkom)