Manifested Empire in Rajgir

Rajgir BIhar

Manifested Empire in Rajgir
Etymologically if we try tracing down the meaning of Rajgir, it evidently means either ‘house of the king’ or the “royal mountain”. Rajgir was the ancient capital city of the Magadha kings until the 5th century BC. Located 15 kms from Nalanda and 100 km from Patna in Bihar, Rajgir has been closely related to Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism and has played host to Lord Buddha and Mahavira, thus has many archaeological sites related to Buddhism and Jainism. It is one of the major health and winter resorts of India, for the picturesque has ponds with medicinal values (more…)

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Sonepur Elephant Mela in Bihar, India

Sonepur cattle fair

The annual Sonepur Fair in Bihar is known for Asia’s largest Cattle Fairs. It is regarded as the vibrant rural fair, which is a perfect blend of spirituality with elephants, horses, birds and cattle. It is organized during the scared festival called Kartik Purnima of Hindus. This is the time when the Hindu devotees take a bath during early morning time inside the river and keep doing the same for a month. Besides, this fair is more popular for the cattle of different breed and species including elephant, monkey, birds and other animals. Also, during the fair, you can find street magicians, snack stalls, spiritual gurus, circus performers, theatre, handicraft and amusement rides. Let’s focus on the elephant mela for which it is famous for: (more…)

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