Buddhist Temple made by Alexander in Tibet
- Namaste All,
I am keen to know that is there any Buddhist Temple/Math in Tibet which
was made by Alexander the Great (Sikkandar Mahan) to make relations
Waiting eagrly for an early reply or some idea about that.
- --- In email@example.com, "Hawn Veng"
> Namaste All,
> I am keen to know that is there any Buddhist Temple/Math in Tibet
> was made by Alexander the Great (Sikkandar Mahan) to makerelations
> with buddhism.Hi Hawan Veng,
> Waiting eagrly for an early reply or some idea about that.
> Thank you.
> Hawan Veng
Not in Tibet, which Alexander never reached, but the
Greek (Macedonian) Kings who ruled over his empire after his death
many Buddhist subjects in the kingdoms of Bactria (modern
Afghanistan) and Gandhara (modern Pakistan), which were then
strongly Buddhist areas. There they created a
style of Buddhist art which combines Greek and local styles. I
imagine that most of the temples they built are now lost, but
perhaps some remain. Does anyone know?
Of the Greek Kings of Gandhara, one is known to have converted to
Buddhism and became a famous Buddhist "saint." Shamefully I have
forgotten his name, which is well known, but if you are interested I
will look it up.
Best Wishes, Angus