Tag: Ganges

School trains Brahmin Hindus in ancient traditions in Bihar

School trains Brahmin Hindus in ancient traditions in Bihar

| July 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Gaya: A school in holy town Gaya has been imparting knowledge of Vedas to children of Brahmins or high caste Hindus who can become priests to manage the affairs of temples. The students are taught highest spiritual knowledge in the school which was established about 40 years ago. School administrators rue the fact that the […]

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Boat capsizes in Buxar

Boat capsizes in Buxar

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

At least three people have drowned and six others are missing after a boat capsized in the Ganges river in Buxar. The victims were all women, who were on their way to work on farms in the neighboring state of Uttar Pradesh. Thirteen women were rescued when the boat, also laden with vegetables, sunk in […]

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Chandragupta II

Chandragupta II

| November 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Chandragupta II the Great, very often referred to as Vikramaditya or Chandragupta Vikramaditya in Sanskrit; was one of the most powerful emperors of the Gupta empire. His rule spanned 375–413/15 CE, during which the Gupta Empire achieved its zenith. The period of prominence of the Gupta dynasty is very often referred to as the Golden Age of India. Chandragupta II the Great was the son of […]

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Vaishali

Vaishali

| October 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

Vaishali District is a district in Bihar state, India. It is named after the Vaishali (ancient city). The history of Vaishali district is thus very ancient, and finds mention in the Indian classic Mahabharata, as well as in Buddhist and Jain tradition. Ancient Vaishali Vaishali derives its name from King Vishal of the Mahabharata age. […]

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Sheikhpura

Sheikhpura

| October 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sheikhpura district is one of the thirty-seven districts of Bihar state, India, and Sheikhpura town is the administrative headquarters of this district. Sheikhpura district is a part of Munger Division.Sheikhpura was separated from Munger District and was made a separate district with headquarters at Sheikhpura on the 31st July 1994. Headquarters: Sheikhpura Area: 689 km². […]

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Saran

Saran

| October 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Saran district is one of the thirty-seven districts of Bihar state, India. The district, part of Saran Division, is also known as Chapra district after the headquarters of the district – Chapra. Hathwa Raj was a zamindari in the Saran Division of Bihar belonging to Bhumihar Brahmins which encompassed 1,365 villages, was inhabited by more […]

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Samastipur

Samastipur

| October 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Samastipur is a city and a municipality in Samastipur district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is headquarters of the Samastipur district. Geography Samastipur is located at 25°51′N 85°47′E25.85°N 85.78°E. It has an average elevation of 39 metres (127 feet). It is situated on the banks of Budhi Gandak and Ganges River. Demographics As […]

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Patna

Patna

| October 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Patna is the capital of the Indian state of Bihar, and one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world. The modern city of Patna lies on the southern bank of the Ganges. The city also straddles the rivers Kosi, Sone and Gandak. The population is 1.8 million people. Patna is approximately 25 km […]

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Bhojpur

Bhojpur

| October 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bhojpur is an administrative district in the state of Bihar in India. The district headquarters are located at Arrah also known as Ara. The district occupies an area of 2,474 km² and has a population of 1,792,771 (as of 2001). History This district played a major role in India’s struggle for independence. Veer Kunwar Singh […]

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