District - Nalanda
Landmark - About 1.3 km from the ruins of Nalanda
Circuit – Buddhist
About / Importance – His Holiness Dalai Lama and the Panchem Lama of Tibet requested Govt. of India to build a memorial hall for Zuanzang in 1957. A relic of Zuanzang along with his biography was received by the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru along with the noble request of enhancing the cultural relationship between the countries. This marvellous monument was completed in 1984. The relics are preserved in Patna Museum.
View & Feel – This magnificent hall with a spread of splendid garden is decorated with mural paintings and carvings. The metal relief mural art work depicting Zuanzang’s life is a fabulous piece along with the marble relief behind the huge statue of Zuanzang. A stone piece with the carving impression of Buddha’s feet that used to be worshipped by Zuanzang himself is kept on the pedestal. There is also a mural painting of his teacher Sheelbhadra on the left wall of the hall. The Buddhist motifs colourfully painted on the ceiling is also remarkable.