"The Land of Knowledge": Bihar

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Bihar is one of the most beautiful places to explore historical cultures and festivals. Bihar region which was then known as Magadh. The Great King Ashoka of Mauryan dynasty whose empire spread across South Asia. He had his capital in Pataliputra that is present Patna. Nalanda and Vikramshila were centres of learning established in the 5th and 8th century respectively in Bihar, and are regarded amongst the oldest and truly international secular universities, where students from across the world came over to study. The great spiritual way of Buddhism originated and thrived in ancient Bihar, as Buddha attained his enlightenment in Bodhgaya. Therefore the region is full of remains of the monasteries known as Stupa. Jain leader Mahavira also belonged to this region and attained his Nirvana at Pawapuri. Ramayana and Mahabharata, the grand epics of India which are still very popular and connected to Hindu religion have numerous tales associated with various places in Bihar. Festivals are almost synonymous with revellers; however, the traditional festivals which are observed since ages have deeper meanings of bonding with nature which are indeed thought-provoking.

The Land of Knowledge

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Famous Destinations to Visit in Bihar

Bihar’s Districts

  • Patna

  • Gaya

  • Nalanda

  • Vaishali

  • Sitamarhi

  • Jehanabad

  • Darbhanga

  • Rohtas

  • Bhagalpur

  • Madhubani

  • Aurangabad

  • Kaimur

  • Nawada

Famous Cultures & Festivals of Bihar

  • Chatt Puja the ‘Setting Sun’ is worshipped by all the Bihari devotees living in any part of the world.

  • Sama-Chakeva it offers a prayer to migrating birds visiting Bihar from Himalayas region.

  • Madhushravani celebrates the monsoon.

  • Makarsankaratri also known as Tila Sankaratri.

Other festivals like Basant Panchami, Shivratri, Raksha Bandhan, Holi, Durga Puja, Deepawali, Id, Bakrid, Christmas and many more are celebrated in big or small ways with zest and devoutness.

Cuisines of Bihar

Fish dishes are especially common in the Mithila region of North Bihar due to the number of rivers, such as the Sone, Gandak, Ganges and Koshi. Chicken and Mutton likely very common here.

Must-Try Dishes of Bihar

  • Bihari Chicken Masala

  • Bihari Boti

  • Litti Chokha

  • Sattu Paratha

  • Fish Curry

  • Kadhi Bari

  • Pittha

And many more to eat and visit so why are you waiting for go and visit Bihar.

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