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77. 

Fa-Hien was

[A]. the first Buddhist pilgrim of China to visit India during the reign of Chandragupta Vikramaditya
[B]. the discoverer of Puerto Rico and Jamaica
[C]. the first Buddhist pilgrim of India to visit China
[D]. None of the above

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

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Srinivas Patnaik said: (May 17, 2011)  
Fahien the 1st chinese Buddhist pilgrim who visited india during the reign of Chandra Gupta Vikramaditya and was written the Book Si-Yu-Ki.

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Archana said: (Jan 22, 2012)  
Fa-Hien was a renowned Chinese traveler and pilgrim, known for his extensive travel throughout India. He visited India during the year 399 and returned to his homeland, China, in the year 414.
Fa-Hien came to India with a view to trace the origin of the Buddhist religion. As a part of his tour, he visited various Buddhist shrines and interacted with prominent religious persons. The account Fa-Hien wrote on his travel in India throws a valuable insight into the history of the land in ancient times. It describes his encounters with the people belonging to various dynasties and kingdoms. It contains a description of the famous places in India. It is a valuable resource to the researchers studying the Buddhist religion and ancient history of the land. It also contains the exact date when Buddhism was introduced in China.

Ramkumar said: (Jul 9, 2013)  
Faxian (337 - c. 422 CE) was a Chinese Buddhist monk who traveled by foot all the way from China to India, visiting many sacred Buddhist sites in what are now Xinjiang, China, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and between 399 and 412 to acquire Buddhist scriptures. His journey is described in his important travelogue, A Record of Buddhist Kingdoms, Being an Account by the Chinese Monk Fa-Xian of his Travels in India and Ceylon in Search of the Buddhist Books of Discipline.

He visited India during the reign of Chandragupta II and is most known for his pilgrimage to Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha in modern Nepal. Faxian claimed that demons and dragons were the original inhabitants of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

On Faxian's way back to China, after a two-year stay in Ceylon, a violent storm drove his ship onto an island that was probably Java. After five months there, Faxian took another ship for southern China but, again, it was blown off course and they ended up landed at Laoshan in what is now the Shandong peninsula in northern China, 30 km east of the city of Qingdao. He spent the rest of his life translating and editing the scriptures he had collected.

He also wrote a book on his travels, filled with accounts of early Buddhism, and the geography and history of numerous countries along the Silk Roads at the turn of the 5th century CE. Faxian visited India in the early fifth century AD. He is said to have walked all the way from China across icy desert and rugged mountain passes. He entered India from the north-west and reached Pataliputra. He took back with him Buddhist texts and images sacred to Buddhism.

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Mohith said: (May 9, 2016)  
Faxian (also known as Fa-Hien and Fa-hsien) was a Chinese Buddhist monk who travelled by foot from China to India, visiting many sacred Buddhist sites in what are now Xinjiang, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka between 399-412 to acquire Buddhist texts.

His journey is described in his important travelogue. A record of Buddhist kingdoms, being an account by the Chinese Monk Fa-Xian of his Travels in India and Ceylon in Search of the Buddhist Books of Discipline.

Antiquated transliterations of his name include Fa-Hien and Fa-hsien.

Nithya said: (May 20, 2016)  
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Abi Sundaram said: (May 12, 2017)  
Faxin was a Chinese Buddhist travelled China to India by foot his travelogue is an important journey a record of the buddist kingdom.

Saksham Singh said: (Aug 19, 2017)  
Faxian (337 - c. 422 CE) was a Chinese Buddhist monk who traveled by foot all the way from China to India, visiting many sacred Buddhist sites in what are now Xinjiang, China, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and between 399 and 412 to acquire Buddhist scriptures. His journey is described in his important travelogue, A Record of Buddhist Kingdoms, Being an Account by the Chinese Monk Fa-Xian of his Travels in India and Ceylon in Search of the Buddhist Books of Discipline.

He visited India during the reign of Chandragupta II and is most known for his pilgrimage to Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha in modern Nepal. Faxian claimed that demons and dragons were the original inhabitants of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

On Faxian's way back to China, after a two-year stay in Ceylon, a violent storm drove his ship onto an island that was probably Java. After five months there, Faxian took another ship for southern China but, again, it was blown off course and they ended up landed at Laoshan in what is now the Shandong peninsula in northern China, 30 km east of the city of Qingdao. He spent the rest of his life translating and editing the scriptures he had collected.

He also wrote a book on his travels, filled with accounts of early Buddhism, and the geography and history of numerous countries along the Silk Roads at the turn of the 5th century CE. Faxian visited India in the early fifth century AD. He is said to have walked all the way from China across icy desert and rugged mountain passes. He entered India from the north-west and reached Pataliputra. He took back with him Buddhist texts and images sacred to Buddhism.

Haarish said: (Jan 3, 2018)  
Faxian was a Chinese Buddhist monk who traveled by foot all the way from China to India, visiting many sacred Buddhist sites in what are now Xinjiang, China, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and between 399 and 412 to acquire Buddhist scriptures. His journey is described in his important travelogue, A Record of Buddhist Kingdoms, Being an Account by the Chinese Monk Fa-Xian of his Travels in India and Ceylon in Search of the Buddhist Books of Discipline.

He visited India during the reign of Chandragupta II and is most known for his pilgrimage to Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha in modern Nepal. Faxian claimed that demons and dragons were the original inhabitants of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

On Faxian's way back to China, after a two-year stay in Ceylon, a violent storm drove his ship onto an island that was probably Java. After five months there, Faxian took another ship for southern China but, again, it was blown off course and they ended up landed at Laoshan in what is now the Shandong peninsula in northern China, 30 km east of the city of Qingdao. He spent the rest of his life translating and editing the scriptures he had collected.

He also wrote a book on his travels, filled with accounts of early Buddhism, and the geography and history of numerous countries along the Silk Roads at the turn of the 5th century CE. Faxian visited India in the early fifth century AD. He is said to have walked all the way from China across the icy desert and rugged mountain passes. He entered India from the north-west and reached Pataliputra. He took back with him Buddhist texts and images sacred to Buddhism.

Sundhara Raj R said: (Jul 26, 2019)  
Did Chandra Gupta 2 make way for the Faxian?

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