Quite a few times we have witnessed people criticizing about the people of Bihar or the way they talk, people generally mock at them address them as uncivilized people. This is really shocking and reflects how racist we have become. Bihar is just a victim of massive stereotyping and discrimination!
Here are few points to open the eyes of those who feel Bihar is less than anything:
1. The concept of non-violence originated from the land of Bihar
Bihar is the place from where the concept of non-violence originated, the most enchanting thought in the history of mankind. It was lord Mahavira and lord Buddha who raised this idea about 2600 years ago. Bihar is also the birthplace of two religions Jainism and Buddhism.
2. Home of oldest Hindu temple
There was much oblivion of the fact that Bihar is the home of oldest Hindu temples in India – Mundeshwari. The chanting voice of bells always abuzz around the four headed Shiva, which is an incredibly amazing an amalgam of male and female.
3. Bihar is derived from the Sanskrit word
The name Bihar is derived from the Sanskrit and Pali word, Vihara which means “abode”.
4. The birth place of Guru Gobind Singh
Bihar is the birthplace of tenth Guru that is Guru Gobind Singh and the holy place of Sikhs is Harmandir Takht which is in Patna.
5. Considered to be excellent in Mathematics
Most of the Bihari people are considered highly intellectual in Mathematics. With limited source and money, they are always ready to cross all the hurdles.
6. Center of trade and culture
There are many of us who don’t know that during Vedic period Bihar was the center of trade and culture. Magadha, Vaishali, Mithila/Videha, Anga, Sakyapradesh, Vijji, Janaka were the major kingdoms.
7. Epicenter of knowledge
Bihar in the ancient period was the epicenter of learning, culture and power. We all must have heard of Nalanda University which attracts students from all over the world which is in Patna now.
8. Unique Bihari accent
Well, the Bihari accent has already gained its popularity, we can see various dialogues in Bollywood movies in Bihari accent. Movies like PK, Gangs of Wasseypur, Gangajal are few examples.
9. IAS producing factory
Bihar often considered as a land of labourers because in most states you will find them working as labour. But we should appreciate the fact that they are hardy enough to adapt themselves to any situations. As the fact proves that, Bihar is the state which is considered as the second most IAS producing factory.
10. Chhath festival
Chhath is the main festival of Bihar which is being celebrated since ancient vedic times. The festival is devoted to Lord Surya and Chhathi Maiya. It is also the iconic symbol of Bihar Culture.
11. Bihari cuisine
When it comes to food, mouth watering liiti chokha is enough to make your day.
12. World’s longest Wi-Fi range
There are many who might not know this, that Patna has the world’s longest Wi-Fi range of 20kms which is in Bihar.
13. Travellers destination
Bihar should be in the list of every traveller. Tomb of Sher Shah Suri and Maner Sharif defines the beauty of Mughal architecture, Bodhi tree under which Gautam enlightened and become Buddha. There are many such places having different stories behind them.
14. Among the most fertile plain of the world
Bihar plains are among the most fertile plains of the world. Formed by mighty rivers like Ganga, Koshi and Gandak.
15. First republic in the world
The ancient city of Vaishali is considered to be the first republic in the world.
16. Mahabodhi Temple
This place is amazing and is known for its incredible architecture. A hub for spiritual people, this temple will definitely enchant you.
17. Nalanda library
Nalanda library attracted people across the word especially Iran, Korea,China,Japan Greece. It was set on fire by the army of Baktiyar Khilji under his command. The library was so huge that it kept on burning for three months and it destroying nine million manuscripts.
We should feel proud that we belong to a country where state like Bihar exists.