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Courses of Study

The full list of the study courses included Vedic literature. The Vedas (prayer books), the Brahmanas (sacerdotal texts), the Upanisads (spiritual discourses), the Sutras (aphorisms), Sanskrit literature, history, geography, Puranas (ancient history), poetry, drama, arts and science, phonetics, grammar, vocabulary, prosody, rhetorics, philosophy, astronomy, astrology, geometry, trigonometry, arithmetic, algebra, medicine, military science, lands, marine sciences, commerce and industry, the Dharma Sastra (religion), the Smrti (law), the Arthasastra (political economy) and religious scriptures - this comprehensive course of study was taught by the universities according to their needs and resources. Taksasila had a very famous medical college. The military academy of Taksasila was also famous Nalanda was noted for Its library. Kasi paid more attention to Vedanta (philosophy) and Nyaya, Tantra Vidya (incantatiton of religious magic) and magic were popular at Vikrama-sila. Mithila excelled in Navya-nyaya (neo-logic) Navadwipa specialised in Hetuvidya (logic). Each Vihara had valuable stores of books and to avail themselves of their benefit, students paid frequent visits to these places.