Bihar is not just about Litti Chokhaor Sattu. It’s not just about Bhojpuri or Lolipop lagegu. There is no such language called Bihari language. The languages mostly spoken here are Hindi, Angika, Bhojpuri, Maithili and more.
Bihar is the birthplace of two popular religions – Buddhism and Jainism.
It’s a place that taught sex to the world – Kama Sutra (by Vatsyayana).
Country’s oldest functional Hindu temple is located in the Kaimur district of Bihar – Mundeshwari Devi Temple.
Bihar was a significant centre during the Vedic period.
It houses one of the oldest universities in the world – Nalanda University.
Renowned mathematician Aryabhata hailed from Bihar.
It’s home to many ancient Emperors – Maurya and Gupta dynasty.
The government of Bihar launched the world’s longest free Wi-Fi zone in Patna in 2014.
Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya.
The first instance of Booth Capturing in India was recorded in 1957 in the general election of Bihar.
The Grand Trunk Road is one of Asia’s oldest and longest major road which was built by Chandragupta Maurya and was rebuilt by Sher Shah Suri.
Munger is one of India’s oldest cities producing guns since the 1800s – Katta-Factory.
Motihari in eastern Champaran district of Bihar was perhaps the first laboratory of Gandhian experiment in satyagraha.
There was a 42% suicide rates in 2014-15, none were reported from Bihar, even when farmers suffered a lot due to flood and drought.
According to Ramayana, Lord Rama’s wife Sita was the daughter of King Janak, who ruled Mithila.
Bihar celebrates the only Vedic festival celebrated in India – Chhath Puja.
According to mythology, Mandar Parvat which was used for Samudra Manthan lies between Bhagalpur and Dumka district.
World’s second-largest rescue and rehabilitation area for Garuda is Bhagalpur is the abode of vahana of the God Vishnu.
Father of the nation – Seewoosagar Ramgoolam, widely known as the father of the nation was from Bihar. He was the first Prime Minister of Mauritius.
Birthplace of 10th Sikh- Guru Gobind Singh.
The first president of India Dr Rajendra Prasad was from Bihar.
It is the second most important state that produces a large number of IAS officers.
World’s first republic is located in Bihar – Vaishali.
Best known for his Super 30 program, Anand Kumar is a mathematical genius from Patna.
Highest Stupa found in the country is situated in Bihar- Kesaria Stupa.
The Hills of Gridhrakuta in Rajgir is perhaps the most important place where Buddha delivered most of his sermons.
Coinciding with the post-harvest season for paddy, the Sonepur Fair is the largest cattle fair in Asia.
Sushant Singh Rajput, Pankaj Tripathi, Manoj Bajpayee are some Bollywood mainstream award-winning actors who belong to Bihar.
Famous film directors like Prakash Jha, Imtiyaz Ali are from Bihar.
Business icons like Anil Agarwal (Vedanta) and Anil Sharma (Amarpali) are from Bihar.
Famous journalists like Sweta Singh and Ravish Kumar are also from Bihar.
In fact, the CEO of TVF Arnav Kumar is also a Bihari. Bihar has produced so many talented people in every field. The costume designer Ajay Kumar who received an award for the best costume designer (Padmavat) is also from Bihar.
People like Ajay Kumar, who belongs to Bihar, are teaching fashion to the country and you still expect us to wear “gamchaa” around our neck just because we are Biharis and we are expected to look like that.
Bihar is much more than you think it is.
Jay Bharat. Jay Bihar.
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