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a) Shatasahasrika (100,000 line) b) Panchavimshasrika Sutra (25,000 lines) c) Ashtadashashasrika Sutra (18,000 lines). 3) 300 A.D to 500 A.D – This period is characterized by the restatement of the basic ideas in short sutras and verified summaries. The Diamond Sutra (300 stanzas) also known as Vajrachedika Prajnaparamita Sutra and the Hridaya Prajna-paramita Sutra (Heart Sutra with 14 and 25 verses ) belong to this period. 4) 500 AD to 1200 A.D. - This period is characterized by the influence of the tantras, evidences of magical elements in the sutras and their usage. Adhyardhashatika Prajnaparamita Sutra (150 verses). (Edward, Conze: The Prajnaparamita Literature, The Reiyukai University, Tokyo 1978) Hsuan-tsang, the Chinese scholar after completing his study (645 A.D.) in India brought with him some of the manuscript and started translating them into Chinese language. He also translated “The Great Prajnaparamita Text (worked between 659 and 663). It is a collection of the sixteen sermons:-Dharmadeshana (meetings) in four different places, a) Vulture Peak, b) in Anathapindada’s Park at Sravasti, c) in Paranirmitavasavartin the abode of Gods and d) at the Snowy Heron Pond in the Bamboo Park near Rajgrha. Most of the manuscripts are in Sanskrit and are being originated and copied in Nepal. B.H. Hodgson collected Prajnaparamita from Nepal (1830 – 1840) written in Sanskrit, was the first collection of its kind brought to Europe.

Prajnaparamita (A short note)  

A short note on Prajnaparamita, Avalokiteswora, Valahassa Jatak, Bikramshila Mahabihar, Bhagwan Bahal, Thambahi, Simhala Sharthabaha, Garud...