Consider the following places:

  1. Vikramashila
  2. Kanchipuram
  3. Odantapuri
  4. Varanasi

 Which of the above were Buddhist seats of learning?

Answer: [A] 1 & 3 Only

Vikramashila was established by King Dharmapala. It is one of the two most important centres of Buddhist learning in India, the other being Nalanda. Kanchipuram is one of the seven sacred cities of India. Kanchipuram is famous for hand-woven silk fabrics, saris and temples. Both Varanasi and Kanchipuram were not the centres for Buddhist learning. The last great seat for Buddhist learning founded by Pala king was Jagaddala in West Bengal.

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