Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ancient Nalanda........!!!!!







History books back in school told us about Nalanda.The architecture, the education system , the scholars it produced and much more. Naturally, I was always in awe of this ancient University.So this time , in my short trip I decided to visit the place that I had read so much about.
And when I did visit it , I was left with mixed feelings. I don't know much about ancient architecture but looking at the different monasteries which now lies in ruins , I formed some picture in my mind , how the structure would have looked back in those days. I must admit , for my little imaginary mind , it certainly didn't paint a very appealing picture. The walls were solid bricks, looks as if there were no windows and as I was taking a walk around almost felt claustrophobic , not to mention the heat. Hats off to our ancient scholars who studies here. I would have never got through my papers...lol!!!! but if I had to choose a room may be I would have taken this one where am sitting.....in this monastery.

5 comments:

R. Ramesh said...

goodone..cheers:)

Lin Floyd said...

interesting, i love to wander through Indian ruins over here but they are American Native American dwellings left from 100 of years ago. fascinating history is...

Cheryl said...

What architecture there. I try in my mind to imagine what it must have looked like long ago but can't. Very neatly organized though.

Anonymous said...

interesting post nitu. hope you had a good trip.

soccarman said...

i have been to Nalanda too and i know what you mean.but history that you read here is no doubt amazing.
i love to read your post because I have noticed you always put your personal touch in it. otherwise one can just read a book on nalanda.keep up your good work.