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About Bihar

Bihar's antiquity is evident from its name, which is derived from the ancient word "VIHARA" (monastery). It is indeed a land of monasteries. Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Muslim and Sikh shrines abound in this ancient land where India's first major empires rose and fell. Where the ruins of the worlds' earliest university slumbers in the void of time. The passage of Ganga, flowing wide and deep enrich the plains of Bihar before distributing in Bengal's deltoid zone.



History of Bihar

The history of Bihar is one of the most varied in India. Ancient Bihar, known as Magadha, was the centre of power, learning, and culture in India for 1000 years.

 



Festival of Bihar

At one time Bihar was beyond the pale of Aryan culture and remained free fro the influences of Vedic religion. During this period, the people of ancient Bihar worshipped the forces of nature, like serpents, stones, trees, Chaityas (funerary mounds) Yakshas (semi divine beings), etc.



Culture of Bihar

The history of Bihari dates back to three millennia whose origins are of Indo-Aryan ethnic group. Based on the origin and the relationship the state of Bihar is divided into castes and sub castes. The people of Bihar had long been under the fetters of superstition but modern reasoning is making the way for a reasonable society.