Xuanzang: 2 definitions


Xuanzang 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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Source: Wikipedia: India History

Xuanzang (c. 602-664 A.D.) was a Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveler, and translator who traveled to India in the seventh century and described the interaction between Chinese Buddhism and Indian Buddhism during the early Tang dynasty. While residing in the city of Luoyang (in Henan in Central China), Xuanzang was ordained as a śrāmaṇera (novice monk) at the age of thirteen. He became famous for his seventeen-year overland journey to India (including Nalanda).

Source: Shodhganga: Ajanta’s antiquity

Xuanzang (c. 602–664 CE) visitid India and the Ajantā caves.—That the Buddhists of ancient India were following the lunar calendar is also indicated by an account of Xuanzang who visited India about one and a half centuries after the date of Ajantā’s Vākāṭaka phase. The great traveller has succinctly described the calendrical systems prevailing in India. He has also described the divisions of time ‘according to the holy doctrine of Tathāgata’ (Hiuen Tsiang 1884, 72-73).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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