Bihar Diwas 2024: 15 facts and details that you are Bihari.

Bihar Diwas 2024
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Bihar Diwas is marked every year on March 22. It’s observed in the formation of the state of Bihar. The Bihar and Orissa divisions of the Bengal Province were split to form the province of Bihar and Orissa in British India on 22 March 1912. The Bihar Day was established by the Bihar government during Nitish Kumar’s tenure, declared this day to be a public holiday. Bihar has many things worth knowing, here are some important interesting facts about Bihar.

15 Facts and Details of Bihar

A Haven of Peace

Buddhist monk
Buddhist monk

The word ‘Bihar’ is derived from the Sanskrit and Pali word ‘Vihara,’ which means residence. Buddhist monks occupied the majority of the neighboring territories during ancient and medieval periods. As a result, the name of the state was used to denote the residence or home of the Buddhist monks who lived here.

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A holy Place of Sikh

Patna's Harmandir Takht (Takht Sri Patna Sahib)
Patna’s Harmandir Takht (Takht Sri Patna Sahib)

Bihar is the birthplace of the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, and the most sacred spot of Sikhs is Patna’s Harmandir Takht (Takht Sri Patna Sahib). He became the leader of the Sikhs at the age of nine in 1675. Govind Das was a poet, philosopher, and warrior. He established the Khalsa Panth.

World’s Oldest University

world's oldest  Nalanda University
world’s oldest Nalanda University

The world’s oldest Nalanda University is located in Bihar, It is one of the world’s oldest colleges and was formerly regarded as a repository of knowledge. It draws students from all around the world, including Iran, Japan, Greece, China, and Korea. The army of BakhtiyarKhilji was reported to have set fire to the Nalanda library. The library was estimated to have 9 million manuscripts and took three months to burn down.

First President of India

 First President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad
First President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad

The First President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad was born in Ziradei, Bihar. Prasad was a pillar of Indian politics and a prominent role in the Indian liberation struggle, famous for his humility, knowledge, and devotion to the nation.

The oldest Hindu Temple

The Mundeshwari temple in Biha
Mundeshwari temple in Biha

The Mundeshwari temple in Bihar is India’s oldest Hindu temple. The temple honors both Lord Shiva and his wife, Shakti. However, the four-headed Shiva deity is constantly surrounded by a large audience, with the sound of bells ringing in the background.

Birthplace of Two Religion

 Buddhism and Jainism
Buddhism and Jainism

Bihar is also the birthplace of the world’s two most important religions, Buddhism and Jainism .Because of its origins in this region, Buddhism expanded throughout the world.

Asia’s largest Cattle Fair

Sonepur fair
Sonepur fair

The Sonepur fair, which takes place during the paddy harvest season, is Asia’s largest livestock fair. The livestock trade is the fair’s main appeal, and the majestic Indian elephants are the main attraction.

Famous Festival of Bihar

Chhath Puja
Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja has been performed in Bihar since early Vedic times. Lord Surya (Sun) and ChhathiMaiya are honored at the event.

India’s highest Stupa

India's highest Stupa
India’s highest Stupa

The first Buddhist Council met in Rajgir, often known as ‘the royal palace,’ a city and notified area in Bihar Nalanda district.

A Centre for Tourism

The architecture of the Mughal monarch Sher Shah Suri’s tomb and the Maner Sharif is stunning. Tourists flock to the Mahabodhi Temple and Bodh Gaya as well.

First Republic

Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Vaishali
Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Vaishali

The Vaishali district of Bihar is regarded as the world’s first republic. By the sixth century BC, it had become a republic. Lord Mahavir was also born at Vaishali.

Father of the Nation

Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Mauritius' first Prime Minister
Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Mauritius’ first Prime Minister

Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Mauritius’ first Prime Minister, was born in Bihar. He was also the country’s main minister and governor general. He is commonly referred to as the “Father of the Nation.” We’re guessing you didn’t know this one!

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First Buddha Council host

The first Buddhist Council
The first Buddhist Council

The first Buddhist Council was held in Rajgir, ‘the royal palace,’ a city and notified area in Bihar’s Nalanda district.

Bihari’s Famous Food

Litti-Chokha
Litti-Chokha

Litti-Chokha, Bihari Kebab, Thekua, and Khaja are enough to turn you into a devotee of Bihari cuisine.

Land of IAS , IPS

Land of IAS , IPS
Land of IAS , IPS

People From Bihar are quite intelligent, with a large number of students qualifying for the Civil Service Exam every year. In fact, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu combined have produced less IAS officers than Bihar.

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