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Hinduism - Where Is Rajagrha In India?


Ancient name for the city that corresponds to modern-day Rajgir in Bihar's Nalanda district.

Although Rajgir is a tiny and inconsequential city now, it was the capital of the Magadhan kingdom and the focus of the region's political and intellectual life during the time of the Buddha.

Rajgir was the location of the first Buddhist council, convened immediately after the Buddha's death and intended to document his teachings, according to Buddhist tradition.

The Buddhist scriptures went through a considerably longer period of development, thus this narrative is probably definitely mythical, but its context indicates Rajagrha's importance around the middle of the first millennium before the common era.

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