A UNESCO world heritage site in South Bihar and one of the oldest universities in the world, Nalanda Mahavira is regarded as the greatest universities recorded in the history. It was an ancient centre of advanced Vedic learning. It is said that the library of the university had so many books and manuscripts that it kept on burning for six months after the entire structure was put in flames.
Spread over an area of 14 hectares, the complex is adorned by red brick edifices and the gardens. The buildings are divided by a central walk way that goes south to north. The enormous pyramidal mass of the Temple commands a splendid view of the entire area from the top. It is surrounded by smaller stupas, many of which studded with small and big statues of the Lord Buddha in ious poses or "Mudras”.
It is one of the most pious place in India where the ruins narrate the glory of this unique university of ancient times.