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Which of the following Buddhist texts refer to the sixteen Mahajanapadas ?
1. Anguttara Nikaya
2. Pradnyaparmitasutra
3. Nitishastra
4. Digha Nikaya

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Anguttara Nikaya

The Correct Answer is Anguttara Nikaya.

  • The Anguttr Nikaya, Mahavastu (Buddhist texts), Bhagwati Sutra (Jain texts) texts refer to 16 Mahajanapadas. 
  • Gandhara and Kamboj are mentioned in Anguttara Nikaya.
  • The Mahajanapadas-Sibi, Darshan, is referred to in Mahavastu.
  • The book belongs ti Mahayana Buddhism

  • In Mahāyāna Buddhism, Prajñāpāramitā means 'the Perfection of Wisdom.'
  • Prajñāpāramitā refers to this perfect way of seeing the essence of truth, as well as to a specific body of sutras and the personification of the "Great Mother" idea in the Bodhisattva (Tibetan: Yum Chenmo).
  • The Digha Nikaya is a Buddhist scripture in the Sutta Pitaka, the first of the five nikayas, or sets, which is one of the "three baskets" that make up the (Theravada) Buddhist Pali Tipitaka.

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