Anand Stupa with Ashokan pillar [Vaishali/ Bihar]
2013 India Trip: Proud to be from Bihar
We not only have continuous civilization since the 6th century BC.
Vaishali [Bihar], the capital city of Licchavi, is said to be the world’s first republic, around 6th century BC..click here..
In 5th Century BCE, Buddha attained enlightenment [Buddhahood] under this Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya [Bihar]
Also in 5th Century BC, Mahavira, the last of the twenty-four Tirthankara achieved Moksha or Nirvana.. click here..
This Ashokan pillar stands here from 3rd century BC. [Vaishali/ Bihar]
Mahabodhi Temple is one of the oldest brick structures in the world.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
“the present temple is one of the earliest and most imposing structures built entirely in brick from Gupta period” .. click here..
Nalanda University was the ancient center of heigher learning [5th to 11th century] It attracted scholars and students from as far away as Tibet, China, Greece, and Persia.. click here..
We gave free India it’s First President Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
Despite our rich heritage, we somehow slipped behind in progress..