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Remains of the ancient Vikramshila University have been excavated at Village Antichak in the Bhagalpur district. Excavation at this site were done in 1960-61 and have disclosed different periods of habitation. The natural structure exposed and the antiquities discovered show that the site was probably the remains of a large monastery. A number of Buddha images of stones and terracottas have been discovered some inscribed seals and stupas have also been found.

King Dharampala who founded the University had generously endowed it with his munificent grants.The University building made provisions for the maintenance of 108 residential professors and also for a number of non –residential professors and other members of the staff.

A big Vihara (monastery) was constructed in the university quarters and it was protected with strong walls.In the centre there was a big Buddhist temple surrounded by 108 smaller temples.The affairs of the university were entrusted by King Dharampala to one vey eminent and learned scholar who was also highly religious.

How to reach

  • Nearest Railhead: Kahalgaon
  • Nearest Airport: Patna (291 kms)
  • By Road
    • 281 kms from Gaya
    • 291 kms from Patna
    • 391kms from Motihari
    • 308 kms from Muzaffarpur
    • 245kms from Biharsharif
    • 310 kms from Bodhgaya
  • Where to stay:Private hotels and Dharamshalas etc are availble at Kahalgaon on reasonable charges.