Wednesday, September 24, 2014

TAKSHASHILA

Photo: According to a narration contained in the Mujma-t-Tawarikh (a twelfth-century Persian translation from the Arabic version of a lost Sanskrit work), thirty thousand Brahmans(educated men and women by knowledge, not by heredity) with their families and retinue had in ancient times been collected from all over India and had been settled in Sindh, under Duryodhana, the King of Hastinapur. (Ref. Al-Hind, the Making of the Indo-Islamic World by André Wink). 
Knowledge was considered too sacred, too important to be bartered recklessly for money, and hence any stipulation that fees ought to be paid was vigorously condemned. Financial support came from the society at large, as well as from rich merchants and wealthy parents. 

Takṣaśilā is reputed to derive its name from Takṣh, who was the son of Bharat (The brother of Bhagwan Shree Ram) and Mandavi. Legend has it that Takṣh ruled a kingdom called Takṣh Khand, and founded the city of Takṣaśilā. In the Great Sanatan Epic Mahābhārat, the Kuru heir Parikṣit was enthroned at Takṣaśilā. Traditionally, it is believed that the Mahabharat was first recited at Takṣaśilā by Vaishampayan, a disciple of Vyas at the behest of the seer Vyas himself, at the Sarp Satr Yajn (Snake Sacrifice) of Parikṣit's son Janamejay. 

Taxila was considered to be amongst the earliest universities in the world. Western historians with CHRISTIAN PROPAGANDA do not consider it a university in the modern sense, in that the teachers living there may not have had official membership of particular colleges, and there did not seem to have existed purpose-built lecture halls and residential quarters in Takshashila, along with university like NALANDA , SIRPUR , LALITAGIRI , UDAYAGIRI , RATANAGIRI Universities of ancient time . Takshashila had great influence on the Sanatan culture and Sanskrit language. It is perhaps best known because of its association with Chanakya, also known as Kautilya, the strategist who guided Chandragupt Maurya and assisted in the founding of the Mauryan Empire. 

GREAT TEACHERS AND STUDENTS OF TAKSHASHILA :
1. Chandragupta Maurya's advisor Kautilya (also known as Chanakya) was a teacher at Takṣaśilā.
2. Herodotus
3. Pythogoras [ PrithviGuru ]
4. Charak
5. Panini
6. Vishnu sharma (author of panchatantr)
7. Jivak (siddharth gautam buddh's physician)

The Arthashastr (Sanskrit for The knowledge of Economics) of Chanakya, is said to have been composed in Takshashila itself. The Ayurvedic healer Charak also studied at Takshashila and later started teaching there. The ancient grammarian Pāṇini, who codified the rules that would define Classical Sanskrit, has also been part of the community at Takshashila. 
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JEWELS OF BHARATAM ....SERIES[TM]According to a narration contained in the Mujma-t-Tawarikh (a twelfth-century Persian translation from the Arabic version of a lost Sanskrit work), thirty thousand Brahmans(educated men and women by knowledge, not by heredity) with their fa...milies and retinue had in ancient times been collected from all over India and had been settled in Sindh, under Duryodhana, the King of Hastinapur. (Ref. Al-Hind, the Making of the Indo-Islamic World by André Wink).
Knowledge was considered too sacred, too important to be bartered recklessly for money, and hence any stipulation that fees ought to be paid was vigorously condemned. Financial support came from the society at large, as well as from rich merchants and wealthy parents.

Takṣaśilā is reputed to derive its name from Takṣh, who was the son of Bharat (The brother of Bhagwan Shree Ram) and Mandavi. Legend has it that Takṣh ruled a kingdom called Takṣh Khand, and founded the city of Takṣaśilā. In the Great Sanatan Epic Mahābhārat, the Kuru heir Parikṣit was enthroned at Takṣaśilā. Traditionally, it is believed that the Mahabharat was first recited at Takṣaśilā by Vaishampayan, a disciple of Vyas at the behest of the seer Vyas himself, at the Sarp Satr Yajn (Snake Sacrifice) of Parikṣit's son Janamejay.

Taxila was considered to be amongst the earliest universities in the world. Western historians with CHRISTIAN PROPAGANDA do not consider it a university in the modern sense, in that the teachers living there may not have had official membership of particular colleges, and there did not seem to have existed purpose-built lecture halls and residential quarters in Takshashila, along with university like NALANDA , SIRPUR , LALITAGIRI , UDAYAGIRI , RATANAGIRI Universities of ancient time . Takshashila had great influence on the Sanatan culture and Sanskrit language. It is perhaps best known because of its association with Chanakya, also known as Kautilya, the strategist who guided Chandragupt Maurya and assisted in the founding of the Mauryan Empire.
 

 GREAT TEACHERS AND STUDENTS OF TAKSHASHILA :
1. Chandragupta Maurya's advisor Kautilya (also known as Chanakya) was a teacher at Takṣaśilā.
2. Herodotus
3. Pythogoras [ PrithviGuru ]
4. Charak
5. Panini
6. Vishnu sharma (author of panchatantr)
7. Jivak (siddharth gautam buddh's physician)

The Arthashastr (Sanskrit for The knowledge of Economics) of Chanakya, is said to have been composed in Takshashila itself. The Ayurvedic healer Charak also studied at Takshashila and later started teaching there. The ancient grammarian Pāṇini, who codified the rules that would define Classical Sanskrit, has also been part of the community at Takshashila