Hiuen
The legendary
Tsang
Chinese traveller
who visited India.
CONTENTS

Introduction

Accounts

Early Life

Later Life

Visit to India

Photo Gallery
INTRODUCTION
Hiuen Tsang was a Chinese traveller.
He spent his time evolving himself in
reading Buddhist texts, understand...
Early Life
Hiuen Tsang was born in Chen Hui in 602 in Chenhe Village, Goushi
Town ,Luozhou (near present-day Henan, China)...
VISIT TO INDIA
After reading about India and its Buddhist culture in
various Buddhist texts, Hiuen Tsang was deeply
impres...
Hiuen Tsang And Ancient Silk Route
Let’s see the route of Hiuen Tsang which he took to go to
Indian land. {From Yumen Gaon Pass (China) to Sri Nagar
(India) ...
ACCOUNTS
During his stay in India and after returning
back to China, Hiuen Tsang wrote several
accounts about India’s cult...
Translated Chinese
Accounts Of Hiuen
Tsang

Atisa

Tripura

Magas
LATER LIFE
On his return to China in AD 645, Hiuen Tsang was
greeted with much honor but he refused all high civil
appoint...
Hiuen Tsang
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Hiuen Tsang

  1. 1. Hiuen The legendary Tsang Chinese traveller who visited India.
  2. 2. CONTENTS Introduction Accounts Early Life Later Life Visit to India Photo Gallery
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION Hiuen Tsang was a Chinese traveller. He spent his time evolving himself in reading Buddhist texts, understanding Buddhist culture and visiting places where Buddhism was followed. He visited India during the reign of king Harshavardhana in 630 AD . We shall know more about him. A Chinese portrait depicting Hiuen Tsang
  4. 4. Early Life Hiuen Tsang was born in Chen Hui in 602 in Chenhe Village, Goushi Town ,Luozhou (near present-day Henan, China).  From boyhood he took to reading religious books, including the Chinese Classics and the writings of ancient sages.  According to traditional biographies, Hiuen Tsang displayed a superb intelligence and earnestness, amazing his father by his careful observance of the Confucian rituals at the age of eight. Along with his brothers and sister, he received an early education from his father, who instructed him in classical works on filial piety and several other A wood sculpture depicting childhood of canonical treatises of orthodox Confucianism. Hiuen Tsang
  5. 5. VISIT TO INDIA After reading about India and its Buddhist culture in various Buddhist texts, Hiuen Tsang was deeply impressed. In 629 AD, Hiuen Tsang reportedly had a dream that convinced him to journey to India. The Tang Dynasty and Eastern Turk Goturks were waging war at the time; therefore Emperor Taizong  prohibited foreign travel. Hiuen Tsang persuaded some Buddhist guards at the gates of Yumen and slipped out of the empire A sacred painting in Bodh temple, China depicting Hiuen via Liangzhou province in 629 AD. Tsang’s travel to India
  6. 6. Hiuen Tsang And Ancient Silk Route
  7. 7. Let’s see the route of Hiuen Tsang which he took to go to Indian land. {From Yumen Gaon Pass (China) to Sri Nagar (India) } Yumen Gaon Pass Sri Nagar (India) Turpan Bamiyan Jalalabad
  8. 8. ACCOUNTS During his stay in India and after returning back to China, Hiuen Tsang wrote several accounts about India’s culture, diversity, religion etc. These accounts are very important literary sources about the period 602 -642 AD. They include his diary entries, autobiographies and biographies. Atisa, Tripura and Magas are Hiuen Tsang’s A painting showing Hiuen Tsang seated and writing his account Chinese accounts
  9. 9. Translated Chinese Accounts Of Hiuen Tsang Atisa Tripura Magas
  10. 10. LATER LIFE On his return to China in AD 645, Hiuen Tsang was greeted with much honor but he refused all high civil appointments offered by the still-reigning emperor, Emperor Taizong of Tang. Instead, he retired to a monastery and devoted his energy to translating Buddhist texts until his death in AD 664. According to his biography he returned with, “over six hundred Mahayana and Hinayana texts, seven statues of the Buddha and more than a hundred sarira relics.” A painting depicting the celebrations in China on return of Hiuen Tsang to China

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