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Bihar Villages

Of all states in India, Bihar is the one among intimately connected to the Buddha’s life, progressing in a list of pilgrimages that have come to be called as the “Buddhist Circuit”. The very name Bihar is extracted from the word vihara, that means Buddhist monastery. Bihar is too a religious venue for Jains & Hindus.

Besides owing regions of great beauty and historic religious connections, Bihar is India’s poorest state, with a small per capital income. The literacy rate is one of the least in the country. And still, the state is strategically situated and naturally rich. Bihar has a foreign border with Nepal apart from state borders of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Orissa & Madhya Pradesh. The River Ganges comes across it from west to east. The Chotanagpur plateau in the south of the province generates 40% of India’s mineral wealth.

Bihar’s capital is a significant business place of eastern India and a gateway to the Budhist & Jain pilgrimage locations of Rajgir, Nalanda, Vaishali, Bodhgaya & Pawapuri. The Patna museum has a big collection of Hindu & Buddhist idols. The Khuda Baksh Oriental Library has very unique Muslim manuscripts comprising few from the University of Cordoba in Spain. It is also worth seeing Jalan Museum, Martyrs’ Memorial, Golghar, Harmandirji, Kumrahar, Pathar Ki Masjid, & Agam Kuan.