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A study of inscriptions on clay tablets recovered from recent excavations at Moghalmari, a Buddhist monastic site of the early medieval period in West Bengal have confirmed the presence of two monasteries.


  • excavations at Moghalmari discovered date

from 6th century CE and were functional till the 12th century CE.

  • It was mentioned by Huen Tsang
  • Archaeologists and historians point out that famous Chinese traveler Xuan zang (more widely identified as Huen Tsang), who visited India in the 7th century CE, referred to the existence of ‘ten monasteries’ within the limits of Tamralipta (modern day Tamluk in adjoining Purba Medinipur district).
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