What are some of the different sources used by the philosophers for the reconstruction of the past religious and cultural beliefs?

Some of the important sources of information are:

  1. The Buddhist texts such as the Tripitakas act as an important source for understanding the religious beliefs as well as the intrigues of Buddhism.
  2. The religious texts of Jainism and Hinduism also act as useful sources for the reconstruction of the cultural and religious history of the society.
  3. Other Brahmanical texts such as Puranas and Vedas are also an important source of information.
  4. The excavations at religious sites such as the Sanchi stupa also provide a great amount of information.
  5. The excavations from the other important architectural monuments also acted as a great source of information for reconstructing the cultural past.

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