Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sites around North Gate Palace-City

Xuanzang has mentioned the distance of Gridhkutta from the palace city 15 Li in his “Life” and “Travel”. Now that Gridhkutta is identified, the identification of palace city can be done by reverse tracking the steps of Xuanzang. Xuanzang mentions Gridhkutta 15Li NE of the Capital (walled city of Rajgir). All the sites of significance are mentioned in reference with the North gate of old capital
If we take 15 Li SW from Gridhkutta we reach area between the Vaibharagiri and Sonagiri, there is a need to do further exploration work to precisely locate the site.

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