Taxila was a city of Buddhists and Brahmans. PHOTO: FARAH KAMAL
Taxila is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world.
the place i was born was right near a Budhist Stupa build during Ghandara Civilisation. When we kids use to play cricket during our childhood we use to discover many unique pots made of red clay. They looked strange to us we never had seen such anywhere else.dig 1-2 meters and you would find something unique.Now i realise that i lived,walked on an ancient Ghandara civilisation.Its so sad later on that area was occupied my housing societies and that ancient civilisation was buried under those housing societies. So tragic. Its our civilisation and its asset to our next generations.
Nice Work ET… we need more such stuff.. would be nice if you’d provide a few good external links for related topics with such stuff.
its not Taxila, thats the british name. The real name is Taksha-shila.
@Adil Mulki: Thanks for appreciating my work.
This place is right in front of my university….i wish photographer had captured some images from small hilltop at the end of city
@Param: It is mentioned under one of the images, read the captions under each image.
@Vigilant: Will let you know and ask for your help next time I am out shooting in Islamabad.
Great philosopher CHANKYA completed his studies at Takhashila, who was the prime minister of great king CHANDRAGUPTA MURYA,this was ancient hindu city.
Don’t you think replyin everybody sounds little desperate?
@Sal Khan: not at all it is rather interactive and makes the blogs lively.
.@farah kamal: u should also visit Jullian university in Taxila.. which is world’s oldest university.
lot of lovely moment are attached with these places..as this was right next to my university.
Great pictures of Taksha-Shila (Shila means stone)
This is the history ..irrespective of what the present culture/religion prevails.
@Farah Kamal your replies /clarifications on some comments reflect your committment and connect to your post.
Nice Job !! I am happy such places are still alive in Pakistan.
@Sal Khan: Educate yourself on social media.
These online spaces are suppose to be for dialogue and discussion.
The correct name is Taksha – Shila
According to the Sanskrit dictionary the verb “Taksha” means to fusion, shape, form or in other words the act of sculpting wood and “Shila” means (flat) stone. Hence the combintion of two means shaping of stone or making sclupture. In figurative way meaning “shaping the person or mind” this is what it stands for. Nalanda and Taksha-shila are the oldest centers of wisdom. According to history people from all over Asia used to come to these (modern word) Universities in search of knowledge. These two were the oldest centers of knowledge, the oldest universities.
Pakistan is blessed with natural beauty, archeological sites, history, mountains, deserts, unique cultures. ET should add a Travel section to its website.
@Sudha Swarnakar: Sudha, thanks for adding to this blog.
Pakistan is one of the most blessed countries in the world in terms of it’s natural beauty and ancient heritage. We should be proud of this and promote it instead of listening to the hate mongers who spew hatred on these pages about Pakistan all day long. Ofcourse, there are alot of things that need improvement and I am not talking about the people who give constructive criticism but the ones who have nothing else but hatred for our motherland and it’s foundations.
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