The Blissful Bihar

“Home of incredible rulers like Ashoka and Chandragupta, Born place of the first President of India Shri Rajendra Prasad, Biggest epitome of knowledge, Root of Jainism and Buddhism, the state famous for its cultures and record braking production of IAS officers, the land of Vedic festival and the place that is known for Litti-choka, it is none other than The Blissful Bihar.”

What are the things that ring a bell when you hear the word “Bihar”? Unquestionably, poverty, absence of education, and backwardness. This article is good to go to change your outline which you have at this moment. Obscure to many, Bihar is one of the most seasoned living spots in the World and was perhaps the best realm ever. 

Today, it is famous as a poor state. Be that as it may, do you realize that Bihar is one of only a handful of scarcely any spots in India where one can learn in detail about India’s rich history? It is one spot where you can follow the deeply rooted legends of the nation and recognize why India was known as the brilliant fowl. Not long after you are finished with the article, you will never take a gander at Bihar how you take a gander at it now.


Bihar needs no introduction. We as a whole, know Bihar well overall. We have seen them in our nearby neighbors who are enamored with litti chokha and Chathh puja. The container spitting side entertainers of the Bollywood films and strolled past them, feigning exacerbation. In any case, at that point, there is considerably more to Bihar than what meets the eye. Bihar originates from Sanskrit word, “Vihaar”, which means home, and it has been back to probably the most significant chronicled figures, revelations, and developments.

Bihar has stayed a misjudged vacationer goal in India. Ironically Bihar was at one time the seat of one of the most prosperous old Indian realms. Today, it endures sluggishness concerning the legacy of the travel industry in India. We concur we may have a considerable measure of unfamiliar travelers amassing Bihar; however, said inferred they have all limited themselves to fewer goals in this truly well-to-do state. On the off chance that we see, the history of Bihar is accepted to have attaches back to the breaking first light of civic establishments in India, and at that point, the state succeeded as the seat of vast realms like Magadh. 

It is additionally the state that gave two significant religions – Buddhism and Jainism to the World. Bihar in years created to a notable rich site with differing society and customs. Today, what we witness is the flavorsome concentrates of the inheritance of various realms. What’s more, on the off chance that we make ourselves somewhat more customizable and open to voyaging, we might have the option to investigate a significant jewel from the Indian money box.

Without any further ado, let us begin our journey into the historic land of Bihar:

Bihar is the spot where the idea of non-violence started, the most charming design throughout the entire existence of humanity. It was ruler Mahavira and Buddha who raised this thought regarding 2600 years prior. Bihar is likewise the origination of two religions Jainism and Buddhism.

The renowned Mathematician, Aryabhata, the founder of ‘Zero,’ hailed from Bihar. The vast majority of the Bihari individuals are viewed as exceptionally learned in Mathematics. With restricted sources and cash, they are consistently prepared to cross all the obstacles.

Bihar is also the center of trade and culture. There are a large number of us who don’t realize that during the Vedic period, Bihar was the focal point of exchange and learning. Magadha, Vaishali, Mithila/Videha, Anga, Sakyapradesh, Vijji, Janaka were the significant realms. Bihar in the old time frame was the focal point of learning, culture, and force. As a whole, we are more likely than not knew about Nalanda University, which draws in understudies from everywhere throughout the World, which is in Patna now. 

Bihar is regularly considered a place is known for workers because, in many states, you will discover them filling in as work. In any case, we ought to value how they are sufficiently tough to adjust to any circumstances. As reality demonstrates, Bihar is the state that is considered the second most IAS producing state.

You can’t consider Indian Politics without Bihar. India’s first President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, was born in Bihar. Bihar is likewise the place that is known for unmistakable political figures like-Jai Prakash Narayan, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Nitish Kumar, and so forth.

You will be amazed to know that the World’s largest free Wi-Fi zone is in Bihar. In 2014, the most extended free Wi-Fi range in the World was propelled in Patna by the Government of Bihar. It ranges over walloping 20 km. Bihar fields are among the most fertile areas of the World. It is framed by mighty waterways like Ganga, Koshi, and Gandak. 

Nalanda library pulled in individuals worldwide, particularly Iran, Korea, China, Japan, Greece. It was lit to fire by the military of Baktiyar Khilji under his order. The library was immense to the point that it continued burning for a quarter of a year, and it crushed over 9,000,000 manuscripts.

The most extended extension in India Ganga Setu, otherwise called Mahatma Gandhi Setu, is the longest river bridge in India is in Bihar. It is 5,70 meters in length. It is fascinating to realize that Asia’s most seasoned and most extended Grand Trunk Road, which is around 2500 Km long, is in Bihar, which was worked during Chandragupta Maurya’s Reign and was revamped by Sher Shah Suri.

The mouth-watering and delectable Litti-Chokha, Bihari Kebab, Thekua, Khaja are enough to make you an enthusiast of Bihari cuisine. Chhath Puja is a significant festival celebrated in Bihar since old Vedic times. The celebration is devoted to Lord Surya (Sun) and ChhathiMaiya. It is an articulation of thanksgiving and looking for favors from the Almighty for continuing life on Earth.

Some of the Best Places to visit in Bihar are:

  • Bodh Gaya
  • Patna
  • Nalanda Archaeological Museum
  • Sita Kund
  • Vaishali
  • Takht Sri Patna Sahib
  • Navlakha Palace
  • Griddhakuta Peak
  • Sher Shah Suri Tomb
  • Buxar Fort

Bihar is a fantastic state which is sick right now, yet our attempts can cause this verifiably precious goal to achieve another high. What’s more, for this, all we need to do is to advance this state and keep ourselves open to all parts of traveling. 


Pranjal Mishra

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