Sarnath, Sārnāth: 1 definition
Sarnath 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.
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India history and geographySource: Shodhganga: New look on the kushan bengali
Sarnath, an important Buddhist centre, also flourished as a town under the Kushan rule. From here was discovered the Sarnath inscription of King Kanishka, dated in the year 3 of his rule. Other important discoveries are the monastic remains belonging to Kushan period and copper coins of Huvishka (IAR 1919-20).
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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Full-text (+4): Simhapuri, Dhamma Day, Dharmarajika, Asalha Puja, Vishnudri, Kashi, Vishnudeva, Vishnu, Isipatana, Simhapura, Dharmacakra, Vishaya, Bodh Gaya, Marakaranda, Kushan, Vebhalinga, Verudinga, Stupa, Shreyamsanatha, Dharmachakra Mudra.
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Settlement in Early Historic Ganga Plain (by Chirantani Das)
Part 7 - The Buddha’s life and legend represented in Sārnāth art < [Chapter VII - Sārnāth: The Satellite Religious Centre]
Part 3 - Lithic industry of the Vārāṇasī region < [Chapter VI - Vārāṇasī: Emergence of the Urban Centre and Seat of Administration]
Part 3 - Related works on our settlement zones < [Introduction]
Anāgārika Dharmapāla (by Bhikkhu Sangharakshita)
The Indian Buddhist Iconography (by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya)
The Buddha (by Piyadassi Thera)
A Blessed Pilgrimage (by Dr. Yutang Lin)
Buddhist Meditation (by Samdhong Rinpoche)