Category Archives: Bihar Tourism

Janaki Mandir in Mithilanchal

Janaki MandirJanaki Mandir as the name suggest is devoted to the deity Sita or Janaki, daughter of King Janak of Videha and wife of Lord Ram. The Temple is located in Janakpur which is located in the Terai, alluvial, forested and marshy terrain at the base of the Himalaya mountain range. The major rivers surrounding Janakpur are Dudhmati, Jalad, Rato, Balan and Kamala. Janakpur is famous for its temples and the numerous ponds which carry significant religious importance. Mithilanchal is the place where ancient Maithili culture originated. It has the birthplace of the Chhath festival and the Maithili language and script.

Tourist Attractions of Nalanda, Bihar

NalandaNalanda is situated 90 Km from Patna, Bihar and it represents the rich ancient legacy of knowledge in Bihar. It is among the most famous tourist attractions of Bihar. Tourists from all over the world and specially Budhhists come to this place throughout the year and it is their most favoured tourist destination. Once it was the most prestigious centre of learning in Asia. Nalanda is one of the world’s oldest living cities. It is the place where Budha had often stayed. Nalanda is located in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. It is well known as the ancient centre of learning which has the remains of the great Nalanda University and several monasteries and temples. Both Lord Buddha and Mahavira visited this place and it remained a renowned learning centre till 12th century. Kings of Gupta, Kushan and Palva dynasties were the chief patrons of the centre, who built several monasteries and temples. The famous Chinese traveller Hieun Tsang studied here and his documents provide details about the university.The word ‘Nalanda’ has been derived from Na-Alam-Da, which means ‘insatiable in giving’, one of the names by which Lord Buddha was known. One of the major Buddhist pilgrimage sites, Nalanda is also known for the ruins of the world famous ancient learning centre. With the nearest habitation at the village of Bargaon, Nalanda is though now a deserted place, but still is very important to the history of Buddhism and Jainism (The Teerthankar Mahavira got moksha near Nalanda at Pawapuri). Hieun Tsang stayed here in the 7th century AD and he is the one who created the atmosphere for further studies in the region. He is the one who established the excellence of education system and practicing of monastic life.  

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