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May-2017
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184-192

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BUDDHISM AS A CULT OF ANCIENT ASSAM: A HISTORICAL STUDY

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Abstract : Buddhism has made an important contribution to the development of Indian culture and civilization. Protect against the Vedic religion led to the emergence of a number of new religious creeds, viz- Buddhism, Jainism, Ajivikaism and devotional creeds like Bhagavatism and Saivism. It is true that Buddhi has almost disappeared from its birth place, but it is still a popular religion and is counted among the eleven major religions of the world. The greatest contribution of Lord Buddha was the establishment of popular, easy, intelligible and simple religion. The Buddha prescribed a simple code of ethics for his devotees. From the very ancient times different system of religious belief have been prevalent in Ancient Assam, Buddhism also one of them. Assam is a land of Brahmanical religion from very Ancient time and rise of Buddhism was not a very easy way in that time. In that period kings of the land also were the stanch follower of vedic rites. Evidence of those times also recognized the Brahmanical culture of ancient Assam. But there are many references about the Buddha’s religion and its prosperity in Kamarupa. The impact of Buddhism in the culture and life of the people of this land also noticeable. We are trying to spread a light on the development of Buddhism and its impact on the people of Assam. Key words: Buddhism, Religion, contribution, culture, Impact

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Buddhism, Religion, contribution, culture, Impact

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"BUDDHISM AS A CULT OF ANCIENT ASSAM: A HISTORICAL STUDY", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.4, Issue 5, page no.184-192, May-2017, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1705040.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR1705040
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Published In: Volume 4 | Issue 5 | Year May-2017
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Page No: 184-192
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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