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Write short notes. Shahji-ki-Dheri - History

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  1. The Chinese monks like Fa-Hien, Yuan Chwang, who travelled through India have described the Buddhist viharas and stupas in India.
  2. There are numerous remains of viharas and stupas in Afghanistan. Among them, a place called 'Shahji-ki-Dheri' near Peshawar in Pakistan was excavated.
  3. This stupa was built during Kanishka's period.
  4. It is also known as 'Kanishaka's Stupa'. According to the prevailing tradition, the sacred remains in the box (karandaka) found there are of Gautama Buddha.
  5. The box has an inscription. It also mentions the name 'Agnishala', the main supervisor of the building work of 'Kanishka Vihara'.
  6. This box is in the Peshawar museum at present.
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Balbharati History 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 12 India, Nations in the northwest of the Indian Subcontinent and China
Exercise | Q Q.5 (1) | Page 90
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