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Rear view of ruins of the Baladitya Temple, Nalanda 1003189

Photograph of the rear view of the ruins of the
Baladitya Temple at Nalanda, Bihar, taken by Joseph David Beglar in
1872. While these ruins date to the sixth century Nalanda was
originally famous as the sanctuary of Shariputra, one of Buddha's
followers, almost a millennia before. It was visited by Buddha and
Ashoka, the Mauryan Emperor, however there are very few
archaeological remains from this …