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Mahavihara
Description
Unlocks the Builder ability to construct a Mahavihara.

+2 Science and +1 Housing. +1 Faith for every adjacent Holy Site district and +1 Science for every adjacent Campus district. After researching Scientific Theory receive an additional +1 Science for every adjacent Campus. When a player constructs their first Mahavihara receive a random technology. Must be built on flat terrain not adjacent to another Mahavihara.
Historical Context
A vihara is the Sanskrit and Pali term for a Buddhist monastery; “Maha” simply means “great,” so the “mahavihara” just means a large center for monastic life. Buddhist monks in a vihara are not the stereotype of silent worshippers simply seeking enlightenment via meditation. Rather, many monasteries are places of active learning – devotees are exposed to a wide variety of knowledge and encouraged to debate religious and scientific truths. The mahavihara of Nalanda was a massive complex that brought visitors from all across Asia precisely for this discussion and exchange. It contained within it a library that contained knowledge both of Buddhism as well as literature and science, including several famous texts: Nagarjuna’s Madhyamaka, or the doctrine of emptiness; as well as the Four Vedas – Sanskrit texts that are vital to both Buddhism and Hinduism. Vihara are still present today – the terms “wihan” and “vihear” in Thai and Cambodian, respectively, refer to the main functional structure in a Buddhist temple.
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ICON_IMPROVEMENT_MAHAVIHARA

Traits

Unique To
+2 Science
+1.0 Housing
Adjacency Bonus
+1 Science from each adjacent Campus tile.Becomes obsolete with Scientific Theory.
+2 Science from each adjacent Campus tile.Requires Scientific Theory.
+1 Faith from each adjacent Holy Site tile.

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ICON_IMPROVEMENT_MAHAVIHARA
Description
Unlocks the Builder ability to construct a Mahavihara.

+2 Science and +1 Housing. +1 Faith for every adjacent Holy Site district and +1 Science for every adjacent Campus district. After researching Scientific Theory receive an additional +1 Science for every adjacent Campus. When a player constructs their first Mahavihara receive a random technology. Must be built on flat terrain not adjacent to another Mahavihara.
Historical Context
A vihara is the Sanskrit and Pali term for a Buddhist monastery; “Maha” simply means “great,” so the “mahavihara” just means a large center for monastic life. Buddhist monks in a vihara are not the stereotype of silent worshippers simply seeking enlightenment via meditation. Rather, many monasteries are places of active learning – devotees are exposed to a wide variety of knowledge and encouraged to debate religious and scientific truths. The mahavihara of Nalanda was a massive complex that brought visitors from all across Asia precisely for this discussion and exchange. It contained within it a library that contained knowledge both of Buddhism as well as literature and science, including several famous texts: Nagarjuna’s Madhyamaka, or the doctrine of emptiness; as well as the Four Vedas – Sanskrit texts that are vital to both Buddhism and Hinduism. Vihara are still present today – the terms “wihan” and “vihear” in Thai and Cambodian, respectively, refer to the main functional structure in a Buddhist temple.

Traits

Unique To
+2 Science
+1.0 Housing
Adjacency Bonus
+1 Science from each adjacent Campus tile.Becomes obsolete with Scientific Theory.
+2 Science from each adjacent Campus tile.Requires Scientific Theory.
+1 Faith from each adjacent Holy Site tile.

Usage

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