The Golden Bihar
The Golden Bihar – In earlier/old days before independence India was called/known as Golden Bird (sonay key chereya) now in current world bihar is getting the same name and that is The Golden State of India – THE GOLDEN BIHAR. yes its mine, its our’s, its your’s and its every Indian’s Golden State. Bihar’s antiquity is evident from its name, which is derived from the ancient word “VIHARA” (monastery). It is indeed a land of monasteries. Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Muslim and Sikh shrines abound in this ancient land where India’s first major empires rose and fell. Bihar is the place that gave birth to Buddhism and Jainism and helped in the growth of Sikhism and Hinduism, has a past that is unmatched anywhere in the world. The Gurdwara at Patna Sahib is in remembrance of the birth place of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. Even today, the state is amongst the largest mineral producing regions in India and contributes immensely in national wealth creation. The Vikramshila and Nalanda universities were among the oldest and best centres of education in ancient India.