TALK "Xian – A Great City of Sanskrit Texts and Masters" > 6:30pm on 10th July 2018 - Delhi Events
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TALK "Xian – A Great City of Sanskrit Texts and Masters" > 6:30pm on 10th July 2018

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Venue : Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate
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Time : 6:30 pm Add to Calendar 10/07/2018 18:30 10/07/2018 20:00 Asia/Kolkata TALK "Xian – A Great City of Sanskrit Texts and Masters" Event Page : https://www.delhievents.com/2018/07/talk-xian-great-city-sanskrit-texts-masters-shashibala-iic.html Conference Room - 1, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY

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Venue : Conference Room - 1, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003

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Event Description : TALK "Xian – A Great City of Sanskrit Texts and Masters"

Speaker: Dr. Shashibala, Dean, Centre of Indology, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

The historical and cultural relationship between India and China spans over two millennia and has always been cordial. Xian, the former capital of China has been a city of Sanskrit texts and great masters who translated them with Imperial support. To this day, it preserves innumerable documents of cultural ties between India and China. Xian (ancient Ch’ang-an) an ancient capital of several dynasties began to be a centre of translation of Sanskrit texts into Chines from the 3rd century. Some of the outstanding monk-scholars who lived and worked there (out of more than 225 Indian and 100 Chinese Buddhist masters) under state patronage are – Kumarajiva, Hsuan Tsang, Amoghavajra, Vajrabodhi and Itsing. Many of them hailed from Kashmir and the Gangetic plains. Their work gave rise to eight major Buddhist sects in China and also spread into Korea and Japan as scholars used to come there to Ch’ang-an to study under the Indian and Chinese masters. The monasteries where they worked are the best known Buddhist monasteries in Xian – Caotang, the Great Goose pagoda, Da Cien and Jingfu. The Forest of Inscriptions is a mesmerising place where a large number of Buddhist Sanskrit texts in translation are engraved on huge stone slabs so that people can get copies made to take back.

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