City Named After One Who Destroyed Nalanda University

Bakhtiyarpur Railway station

India is probably the only country which derives pleasure in celebrating its invaders, glorify them.

All under the nonsense called Secularism.

Nowhere in the country will you find a Nation’s History so corrupted as to make its people wonder what its heritage is.

This you will find in India history which speaks only of its invaders and the monuments built by them and the people of the country celebrating them.

This is because many do not know History as it is not taught right from School.

You find ancient names of India changed to that of Invaders.

Example. Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Aurangabad….

List is endless.

About five years ago I lamented that Allahabad name should be changed to Prayag as it is a sacred site for Hindus.

Now it is Prayagraj.

I do not know when other cities will revert to their original names.

Now look at Nalanda which is at least 2000 years old where a University was built by Buddhists and was a learning centre of the world.

Now if you want to visit Nalanda,the Railway station where you have to alight is Bakhtiyarpur.

This is the named after the man who destroyed Nalanda!

Can anything be more shameful than this?

‘Bakhtiyarpur was named after Muhammad Bin Bakhtiyar Khalji — the military general of Slave dynasty founder Qutubuddin Aibak — who had destroyed the famed Nalanda University in Bihar in the 12th century.

Reference and citation.

] It is said that the Jain thirthankara, Mahavira, spent 14 rainy seasons at Nalanda. Gautama Buddha too is said to have delivered lectures in a nearby mango grove named Pavarika and one of his two chief disciples, Shariputra, was born in the area and later attained nirvana there.This traditional association with Mahavira and Buddha tenuously dates the existence of the village to at least the 5th–6th century BCE.

‘Nalanda was ransacked and destroyed by an army of the Mamluk Dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate under Bakhtiyar Khalji in c. 1200 CE.While some sources note that the Mahavihara continued to function in a makeshift fashion after this attack, it was eventually abandoned all together and forgotten until the 19th century, when the site was surveyed and preliminary excavations were conducted by the Archaeological Survey of India. Systematic excavations commenced in 1915, which unearthed eleven monasteries and six brick temples neatly arranged on grounds 12 hectares (30 acres) in area. A trove of sculptures, coins, seals, and inscriptions have also been discovered in the ruins, many of which are on display in the Nalanda Archaeological Museum, situated nearby. Nalanda is now a notable tourist destination, and a part of the Buddhist……

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