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Buddhism started in Bihar

Buddhism started in Bihar

This is a photo of the Mulagandha Kuti Vihar Temple. It is a modern temple that looks great with detailed designed patterns in its interiors that was erected by the Maha Bodhi society of Bihar in the year 1931 in Varanasi. Source

Vaishali Pastries

Vaishali Pastries

If you like sweets and happen to be visiting Muzaffarpur then you must try the Vaishali Pastries. For more information you can visit their Facebook page.

Vishwa Shanti Stupa at Rajgir

Rajgir Stupa

Vishwa Shanti Stupa at Rajgir (Nalanda district of Bihar) is one of the most visited places in Bihar. There is a rope-way to take you to the hill where the stupa is situated. It takes about 15 minutes to get there via the rope-way. But if you fancied taking a hike up the hill, you can do so as well. You will find monkeys (langurs) on your way. On the top of the hill, there is a Buddhist monastery where you will find peace and tranquillity.


An Idol at Patna-Museum

An Idol at Patna Museum

Patna Museum is a must visit for those going to Patna. It was built in 1917 by the British to keep the artefacts found in and around Patna during its excavations. The museum contains archaeological objects, coins, paintings, instruments, textiles, bronze images and sculptures and terra cotta images by Hindu and Buddhist artists. It is also supposed to contain the ashes of Lord Buddha. Those interested in history will certainly like Patna Museum.

Address of Patna Museum: Budh Marg, Chajju Bagh, Patna, Bihar 800001, India. It is open from 10:30 to 5 PM.

Rabri with Jalebi

Rabri with Jalebi

Jalebi as we know it is a very popular sweet in Bihar. It’s best eaten when hot. Adding to the flavour is Rabri (made of yogurt) and you have a double punch of pure sweetness. Here’s one I made earlier. You will find Jalebis on many roadside stalls in Bihar. You will have to ask them if they have Rabri to go with it.

Bihar board

Bihar Board

Kum Rima of Bhagalpur, Bihar addressing students of Vivekananda Vidyalaya, a rural school for poor children in Ranchi Distrct, Jharkhand. Many schools of the Bihar board have their assembly outside their classrooms. Despite this, many students of Bihar do extremely well in their Bihar board exams no thanks to the government. Remember the result of Bihar Board can be obtained from Bihar Board Matric Result. Image Source

Woman drawing water the primitive way in Rambad village in Bihar

Rambad village (Bihar - India)

Woman drawing water the primitive way in Rambad village in Bihar. In many villages of Bihar, this is a typical scene. There are many villages that do not have electricity and the only way to get drinking water is either through wells or hand pumps. (Source: Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security)

Drying jute in the Bihar countryside

drying jute in the Bihar coutryside

If you love the Indian countryside then you are going to love the countryside of Bihar. Here’s a glimpse of what the countryside looks like in Bihar. In the picture, the farmers are drying jute. Bihar is a big producer of the jute crop used to make jute sacks. Photo by Jim (yumievriwan)

 

Shy women from Bihar

Hindu women wearing the Bindi

Wherever you go in Bihar, you will find women wearing their saree over their heads, called the “pallu” This is a particular trait of Bihari women especially from the villages.

 

Visit the Hanuman Mandir at Patna

hanuman mandir patna

If you happen to be visiting Patna, the capital of Bihar, then don’t forget to take a trip to Patna’s most visited Hindu temple, the Hanuman Mandir. It is thought to be a very important temple in Bihar and considered very auspicious. The Hanuman Mandir (temple) is situated near the Patna Railway Station. On every religious occasion, we used to frequent the Hanuman Mandir to get the blessings of Lord Hanuman and I still do. The temple is open for people of all religious faiths so don’t miss it if you happen to be in Patna. If you want to learn more about Hinduism then a new book has been published called, “Hinduism For Kids: Beliefs And Practices” by me a native of Patna and a frequent visitor of the Hanuman Mandir.