2013 India Trip: Proud of Bihar’s heritage

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Anand Stupa with Ashokan pillar [Vaishali/ Bihar]

 


 

2013 India Trip: Proud to be from Bihar

 


 

Ancient city of Vaishali [Bihar]

Ruins of the ancient city of Vaishali, 6 century BC [Vaishali / 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..

 

Bodhi Tree [Bodh Gaya]

Bodhi Tree [Bodh Gaya]

In 5th Century BCE, Buddha attained enlightenment [Buddhahood] under this Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya [Bihar]

 

Pawapuri [Bihar]

Jal Mandir, Pawapuri [Bihar]


Also in 5th Century BC, Mahavira, the last of the twenty-four Tirthankara achieved Moksha or Nirvana..  click here..

Ashokan pillar [Vaishali/ Bihar]

Ashokan pillar [Vaishali/ Bihar]

This Ashokan pillar stands here from 3rd century BC. [Vaishali/ Bihar]

 

Mahabodhi Temple [Gaya/Bihar]

Mahabodhi Temple [Gaya/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..

 

Ruins of Nalanda University [Bihar]

Ruins of Nalanda University [Bihar]


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..

 

Dr. Rajendra Prasad with Mahatma Gandhi

Dr. Rajendra Prasad with Mahatma Gandhi

We gave free India it’s First President Dr. Rajendra Prasad.

 

Despite our rich heritage, we somehow slipped behind in progress..

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