Remains of the ancient Vikramshila University have been excavated
at village Antichak in the Bhagalpur district.
Excavation at this site were done in 1960-61 and have disclosed
different periods of habitation. The natural structures exposed
and the anfiquites discovered reiterate that the site was probably
of a large monestery. A number Buddha images of stone and terracottas
have been discovered. Some inscribed seals and stupas have also
Dharampala who founded the University had generously endowed it
with his minificent grants. The University building made provisions
for the maintenance of 108 residential Professors and also for
a number of non-residential Professors, pilgrims and other members
of the staff. A big Vihara (monastery) was constructed in the
university quarters and it was profected by strong wells. In the
centre there was a big Buddhist temple, surrounded by 108 smaller
Air : The nearest Airport is Patna (291 Kms).
Rail : The nearest Railway station is Khalgaon.
Road: 281 Kms from Gaya, 291 Kms from Patna, 391 Kms from
Motihari, 308 Kms from Muzaffarpur, 245 Kms from Biharsharif,
310 Kms from Bodhgaya
Bodhgaya | Kesaria
| Lauria Nandangarh | Nalanda
| Patna | Pawapuri
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