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Pictorial Tour of Bihar

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The name Bihar is derived from the word 'vihara' meaning monastery and is a great religious centre for Jains and Buddhists. It was at Bodh Gaya that Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. It is also here that Lord Mahavira, the founder of Jainism, was born and attained nirvana. It is visited by devotees around the year who travel to the state to visit the various temples and seek blessings.

Bihar offers areas of natural beauty such as lakes, waterfalls and hot springs. The state was a centre of power, learning and culture in ancient India. Close to Patna, the capital city of Bihar are Nalanda and Vikramshilla that were the centres of learning established in the 5th and 8th century respectively. They are also counted amongst the oldest international universities of the time. Travellers visiting the state can explore the various ruins that can bee seen here and relive the glory of its past. Here is a pictorial tour of the ancient state of Bihar.

Vikramashila University
  

Vikramashila University

The ruins of the Buddhist University.

Photo Courtesy: Prataparya

Barabar Caves
  

Barabar Caves

The entrance to the caves.

Photo Courtesy: Photo Dharma

 

Bodhi Tree
  

Bodhi Tree

View of the Bodhi tree.

Photo Courtesy: Eugene Kim

 

Mahabodhi Temple
  

Mahabodhi Temple

Admire the architecture of the temple.

Photo Courtesy: Andrew Moore

 

Pataleshwar Mandir
  

Pataleshwar Mandir

Visit the ancient temple of Pataleshwar.

Photo Courtesy: Abhishek Singh

 

Ramchaura Mandir
  

Ramchaura Mandir

The temple that has the footprints of Lord Ram.

Photo Courtesy: Abhishek Singh

 

Maa Mundeshwari Temple
  

Maa Mundeshwari Temple

The oldest functional temple in the world.

Photo Courtesy: Bihar Images

 

Karkat Waterfall
  

Karkat Waterfall

Head for a picnic with your family at the Karkat Falls.

Photo Courtesy: Bihar Images

 

Nalanda
  

Nalanda

Buddhist ruins at Nalanda.

Photo Courtesy: Neilsatyam

 

Patna Museum
  

Patna Museum

A Buddhist ruin at the museum.

Photo Courtesy: Photo Dharma

 

Golghar
  

Golghar

A view of the Golghar.

Photo Courtesy: Andrew Moore

 

Kumhrar
  

Kumhrar

The ruins at Kumhrar.

Photo Courtesy: Manoj

 

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