The source of funding for supporting the ancient Nalanda university was __?

Answer: [D] Villages and Estates of university acquired via donations

Nalanda was supported by the income from a number of villages which the monastery acquired over the years through donations. These villages and estates covered the expenses of the university, which was thus able to provide free educational facilities and residence for most of its students.

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