Bihar has many tags attached to it. The state owns the pride of establishing one among the first democracies in the world called Lichhavi. The earliest university in the world was established in Bihar. The name Bihar is a derivative from Vihara, which means ‘monastery’. True to its name and its rich cultural heritage, the state houses various monasteries and it is famous for monuments belonging to various religions. The major empires of India rose to great heights here and they succumbed here as well. River Ganga enriches the plains of the landlocked state and contributes to the fertility of lands along with rivers Kosi and Gandak. A wonderful place with a rich history offers many tourist attractions.
1 The concept of non-violence originated from the land of Bihar
Bihar is the place from where the concept of non-violence originated, the most enchanting thought in the history of mankind. It was Lord Mahavira and Lord Buddha who raised this idea about 2600 years ago. Bihar is also the birthplace of two religions Jainism and Buddhism.
2 The birth place of Guru Gobind Singh
Bihar is the birthplace of the tenth Guru that is Guru Gobind Singh and the holy place of Sikhs is Harmandir Takht which is in Patna.
3 Epicenter of knowledge
Bihar in the ancient period was the epicenter of learning, culture, and power. We all must have heard of Nalanda University which attracts students from all over the world which is in Patna now.
4 Unique Bihari accent
Well, the Bihari accent has already gained its popularity, we can see various dialogues in Bollywood movies in Bihari accent. Movies like PK, Gangs of Wasseypur, Gangajal are few examples
5 IAS producing factory
Bihar often considered as a land of laborers because in most states you will find them working as labor. But we should appreciate the fact that they are hardy enough to adapt themselves to any situations. As the fact proves that, Bihar is the state which is considered as the second most IAS producing factory.
6 Chhath festival
Chhath is the main festival of Bihar which is being celebrated since ancient Vedic times. The festival is devoted to Lord Surya and Chhathi Maiya. It is also the iconic symbol of Bihar Culture.
7 Bihari cuisine
When it comes to food, mouth-watering liiti chokha is enough to make your day.