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Bihar Pilgrimages and Holy Shrines

One of the most prominent travel feature of Bihar is the states various pilgrimage destinations. Bihar, the central eastern Indian state offer tourists from all over the world varied wealth of holy shrines, Indian Civilization, history and culture that speaks about the ancient Bihar. The name of Bihar is derived from the word 'Vihara', which means Buddhist Monastery. Bihar, a world-renowned pilgrimage destination for the Buddhists, is the land where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Buddhism and Jainism were originated here; hence this state is one of the prime holy places of worship for these communities. Patna, the capital city here is regarded as one of the five holiest takhts (Also known as The Harmandir Takht), where the tenth guru, Guru Gobind Singh was born in 17th Century and spent early years here, before moving to Anandpur. The pilgrimage destination of Sikhs here is the Harmandir Sahib, in Patna, Bihar. Believers from all over the globe come to Bihar to offer their prayers and seek blessings. These various pilgrimage destinations in Bihar are the major elements of Bihar tourism.
 
Harmandir Sahib in Patna, Bihar is basically the birthplace of the Tenth Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Guru Gobind Singh ji (22 December 1666 – 7 October 1708) was the tenth Guru of Sikhism. Guru Gobind Singh ji was born in Patna, Bihar in India and became a Guru on 11 November 1675, at the age of nine years, succeeding his father Guru Tegh Bahadur. Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib ji (Patna Saheb) gurudwara is birth place of tenth sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji maharaj.

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Harmandir Sahib, Gurudwara Patna Sahib
 
 
The Mahabodhi Temple is the most renowned Buddhist pilgrimage centers of the main four pilgrimages. This popular Bihar Pilgrimage destination is related to the life of Gautama Buddha and is a part of the three other Indian Buddhist temples which are the Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Sarnath. Bodhgaya is located 96 kms (60 miles) from Patna, Bihar state in India. For Buddhist in India and around the world, the Mahabodhi temple is an important pilgrimage, as it is believed that here, Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha under the Banyan tree attained enlightenment.

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Beautiful Architecture of Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya, Bihar