In the early 12th century Buddhism started to disappear and faded from the faces of India.
Many theories were proposed by many scholars on the decline of Buddhism in India. These scholars proposed many causes which revolve around the influence of various internal and external influences. Some popular causes were the influence of White Nuns, the influence of Brahmanism on royal emperors.Influence of Brahmanism
Influence of White Huns
During the 5th century, the White Huns also known as The Hephthalites, were the nomadic people who were quite powerful in Central Asia. At that time, they conquered Bactria and Gandhara of India and destroyed a large part of Buddhist kingdom that flourished in the Bactria, Gandhara, and neighboring Buddhist Kingdom. The Chinese traveler who traveled India to learn more about Buddhism stated that the invasion of White Huns greatly influenced on the decline of Sangha, Buddhist community in India.Continue reading “Disappearance of Buddhism in India”