Rajgir, Buddhism, Jainism and Great Epic of Mahabharata

Vishwa Shanti Stupa at Rajgir

Rajgir is a historic city in Nalanda district, Bihar, India. It was the capital of kingdom of Magadha and Great Mauryan Empire. 1000 B.C. dated ceramics have been found in this ancient city. Jainism and Buddhism have deep roots at this city, as Lord Mahavir and Gautama Buddha stayed here. Vulture’s Peak mountain on the…

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Birla Mandir, Birla Family Tree

Birla Mandirs are a group of temples constructed by the Birla family (Birlas) across India. Birla Mandirs exists at New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kurushetra , Shahad, Bhopal, BITS Pilani,Jaipur, Patna, Akola, Varanasi (2 Birla Mandirs at Varanasi), Renukoot, Nagda, Brajrajnagar, Gwalior and Alibaug, Birla Mandir construction is still going on at some places and…

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Valmiki National Park

Valmiki National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at Betiah in West Champaran district, Bihar, India. Valmiki Wildlife sanctuary is a ‘Project Tiger Reserve’, to save Royal Bengal Tigers, India’s National Animal, from extinction. The Tiger reserve is called ‘Valmiki Tiger Reserve’ and is part of the Gangetic Plains. Valmiki Tiger reserve is the only…

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Kakolat Falls

Kakolat Falls is a beautiful, 160 feet or 49 meter high, falls on the Kakolat hills of Nawada district in Bihar, India. View of Kakolat Falls Kakolat Falls is located on the border areas of Bihar and Jharkhand states. This cascading falls is a marvelous sight to any tourist. Tourists flock to this tourist spot…

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Bhimbandh Wild Life Sanctuary

Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in south west part of Munger district, Bihar state, India, south of the holy river, Ganges. Peacock inside the Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary. Legend is that one of the ‘Pandavas’ constructed a dam (Bandh in Hindi Language) and hence the name Bhimbandh. ) There are many hot springs inside the Bhimbandh…

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Vaishali,World's First Republic & Archaeological Site

Vaishali, considered to be World’s First Republic and currently an Archaeological site, is situated in the district with same name, Vaishali, in Bihar state of India. The relic Stupa at Vaishali, where ashes of Buddha are believed to be kept. Photo Source : Creative commons Licensed under CC BY 2.5. In 6th century B.C., representatives…

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Nalanda, Ancient Seat of Learning

Ruins of Nalanda University – Photo Source : Creative commonsNalanda University – Ancient Seat of Learning Nalanda University, Seat of World’s Most Ancient International Residential University and an ancient religious center of learning, is in Bihar state of India. It was the world’s leading University from 5th century to 1197 A.D. and was ransacked and…

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Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park Patna

Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan. Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan alias Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park is situated at Patna , the capital city of Bihar state, India. Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan is also called Sanjay Gandhi Botanical and Zoological Garden.  It is also known as Patna Zoo. Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan is the most visited place in…

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Pillars of Mauryan king Ashoka

The original Lion Capital of Ashoka Ashoka the Great, Buddhist Mauryan king, erected a series of pillars in different states of North India around the third century B.C. . They pillars are mainly found in the states of Utter Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi , etc, which were part of the Mayura dynasty those days. Pillar at Sarnath is…

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Bodh Gaya, Gautama Buddha's Enlightenment Site

Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya Bodh Gaya, Gautama Buddha’s Enlightenment Site is at Gaya district of Bihar state, India. Bodh Gaya is the place where, it is believed that the Gautama Buddha attained Enlightenment and hence is one among the four sacred pilgrimage centers for Buddhists. Bodhgaya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India. Prince Gautama Siddhartha,…

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