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October 27, 2011
Chhath Puja, also called Dala Chhath is an ancient Hindu festival dedicated to the Hindu sun God, Surya. The puja is performed in order to thank Surya for nourishing life on earth. The sun is considered the God of energy and the life force. This puja is undertaken to promote well being, prosperity and progress. According to the Hindu religion, Sun worship is believed to help cure a variety of diseases, including leprosy and helps ensure the longevity and prosperity of family members, friends and elders.
Location of Bihar
Bihar lies mid way between West Bengal in the east and Uttar Pradesh in the west. It is bounded by Nepal to the north and by Jharkhand to the south. The name "Bihar" is derived from the Sanskrit and Pali work "Vihara" which means "abode", as the region had a considerable number of Buddhist Viharas, abodes of the Buddhist Monks in the ancient and medieval period.
Tourist Attractions in Bihar
The sate of Bihar has a rich historical association with it and has seen the rise and fall of some of India's most powerful dynasties, such as the Mauryas and the Guptas. Here are some of Bihar's prominent tourist attractions.
Nalanda Rajgir
Bodhgaya Patna
Vaishali Pawanpuri
Hotels and Accommodation in Bihar
Bihar is gradually gaining importance as an important tourist centre, hence there are many hotels in the state; the most convenient factor being that most of these hotels are located close to major tourist destinations making it convenient for travelers.
How to Reach Bihar
Here are a few ways to reach Bihar.
Rail: The Indian Railways connect very well to Bihar and there is a railway station at Patna, the capital of the state. Bihar is very well connected to destinations like New Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi, Ranchi and Assam among others.
Road: Bihar has an excellent road network and is connected ny National Highways 31, 28 and 98.
Air: Bihar has airports at Patna and Gaya and these airports are connected to the rest of the country by carriers like Air India, Jet Airways, Spice Jet and IndiGo Airlines among others.
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