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Information on Bihar, About Bihar
Bihar is the Centre of Indian traditional culture and education it has been popularly called as back bone of Early Indian Civilization. This is a place where the king Ashoka was ruled and a land of Buddhism. This is a place, where the Mahavira was born in ancient days and got Moksha at Pawapuri. According to olden history the Great saint Valmiki lived in Bihar and wrote Ramayana.
The Capital of Bihar is Patna. Bihar is a place where the ancient education system originated. It is the People of Bihar who made our country history as a marvelous one upon many generations. Bihar covers large area 38,202 sq.m and this is the 12th
biggest state of India, situated in the eastern part. The people of Bihar are called as Biharis and most of them live in rural countryside. The Bihar state is located in between the West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh so the climatic conditions, culture and economy slightly vary. The Indo-Gangetic plain lies at the eastern part of Bihar. This state shares its borders with Nepal in northern side.

This is a state where you can find more Hindi speaking people; there are many Bihari languages such as Angika, Magadhi, Bhojpuri, and Maithili. Earlier the Bihar was called by name Magadha, because of the Maury Empire. The name Bihar has originated due to the presence of many Buddhist Viharas in that state.
The Bihar is the birth place of most Famous Freedom Fighters like Muland Mazharul Haque, Swami Sahjanand Saraswati. Dr. Rajendra Prasad and many more who participated in Indian freedom struggle. Bihar is the sacred place for Jains, Hindus and Buddhists and to every one who want to know about the ancient history of India.

The geography of Bihar consists of Very rich alluvial soil and a rich resource of minerals this region is also called as Chhotanagpur Plateau region. The river Ganga divides the state in to two unequal halves and flows from west to east region. The Himalayan Mountains are located at the north east part of Bihar.

This state is filled with Moist Deciduous forests, the average rain fall of the state is 1,600 mm. these forests consists of most important trees like Khair, Shisham, Shorea Robusta. Cedrela toona and many more which are economically very crucial. The Madubani paintings are the most ancient type of Indian paintings for which Bihar is well known. These paintings were prepared in traditional way on newly built mud walls of huts. These paintings mainly depict the religious history of India. The famous Tourist places of Bihar are
  • Ancient Universities such as Nalanda and Vikramasila
  • Mahabodi Temple
  • Mahatma Gandhi Setu
  • Rohtasgarh Forts
  • Golghar Museum
  • Rajmahal
  • Kargil Chowk

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