Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Lost City Of Ancient World

Many historic cities are destroyed and became eliminate from screen; when there remains found, we named them Lost City. Asia is considered a main highway on which all famous rulers pass through India and Arab Countries. A City named in Sanskrit Takshashila is now became TAXILA. This name is originated from Takila (Ancient God) and now located 35(km) away from Rawalpindi (Pakistan).  

The site includes numerous related buildings, fortifications, settlements and monasteries, and shows architectural influences for the length of its role as a Buddhist training center, between the 5th century BC through the 2nd century AD. The capital was conquered by several groups, including Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC and destroyed by Huns. Taxila is known from references in Indian and Greco-Roman literary sources and from the accounts of two Chinese Buddhist pilgrims, Faxian and Xuanzang. Literally meaning “City of Cut Stone” or “Rock of Taksha,” Takshashila (rendered by Greek writers as Taxila) was founded, according to the Indian epic Ramayana, by Bharata, younger brother of Rama, an incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. The city was named for Bharata’s son Taksha, its first ruler. 

The great Indian epic Mahabharata was, according to tradition, first recited at Taxila at the great snake sacrifice of King Janamejaya, one of the heroes of the story. Buddhist mention it as Center of Gandhara during rule of King Darius I. 

The structural remains at Taxila include the Bhir mound area, the palace area at Sirkap, the Jandial and Pippala temples, the Giri fortress, the Mohra Moradu and Jaulian monasteries, and the Dharmarajika, Bhallar, and Kunala stupas (burial mounds). 

This ancient city remains stand like a Hero and wants to say come and see me; I am the mother of nations. Many visitors came for trekking in Pakistan must visit this place.

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