Bihar, Our Motherland
Bihar is Our Motherland and We are Proud of it !! Jai Hind, Jai Bihar
Bihar is a beautiful state situated in eastern India. It is the twelfth largest state in terms of geographical area and third largest by population. Bihar's 85% population lives in villages. Bihar is surrounded by Nepal in the north, Uttar Pradesh in the west, Jharkhand in the South and West Bengal in the East.
Bihar in the ancient times was known by the name Magadh. Biharis in ancient times were known by Magadhi (Magadhan). Bihar is a Historical place which has witnessed Greatest Revolution in terms of Religion, Politics, Science and Warfare. Contrary to Racist English-Language media of New Delhi reports of portraying Bihar as a crime affected state, Bihar is a very Peaceful state. Bihar is the birthplace of two Greatest Religions of the World, Buddhist and Jainism. The World's ancient University Nalanda University and Vikramshila University that spread the light of Education throughout the World was founded in Bihar. Aryabhata , an ancient Greatest mathematician-astronomer from the classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian astronomy was born in Bihar. Chanakya, Father of Economics was a Bihari. Chanakya was also the teacher of Samrat Chandragupta Maurya. The Great Arthashastra, an ancient Indian treatise on statecraft, economic policy and military strategy was written in Bihar by Chanakya. Legend has it that Ramayan was also written in Bihar by Valmiki. The ancient book of Love, Kamasutra was written by Rishi Vatsayan, who was also a Bihari. The Tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh, who founded Khalsa was also born in Bihar's Patna Sahib.
Bihar has given India's two Golden ages out of its six Golden ages, Mauryan Era and Gupta Era. The founder of Mauryan Empire, Maharaj Chandragupta Maurya, was officially India's First Great Emperor. His grandson, Ashoka The Great came to be known as India's Greatest Ruler. India's National Flag has Ashok Chakra engraved on it showing the Greatness of Ashoka. It is said that after seeing the bloodshed in Kalinga war, he gave up violence and accepted Buddhism. He followed non-violence and spread Buddhism to all parts of World. Bihar's son, King Samudragupta of Gupta Empire is known by western Historians as India's Napolean. But he was Greater than Napolean as he never lost a single battle in his Life.
During the modern Era, Bihar has proved instrumental in Fighting the British. India's First martyr during 1857 First War of Indian Independence, was a Bihari whose name was Mangal Pandey. Veer Kunwar was another brave warrior from Bihar who fought against the British troops in 1857. In 1942, 7 brave young students from Bihar sacrificed their lives in an attempt to hoist the National Flag on Patna Secretariat during Quit India Movement against British in 1942. They all were studying in 9th standard, aging 15-16 years. The place where they sacrificed their lives, now stands a Bronze statue of all those 7 young Martyrs, called Martyrs Memorial. Post Independence, India's First President was Dr. Rajendra Prasad who was also a Bihari. India's National poet, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar came to be known as Rashtrakavi (National Poet) was also from Bihar.
During 1977, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan who fought against Congress dictatorial rule and rebelled against then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was also a Great Bihari whose Sampoorn Kranti Movement established India's First Non-Congress Government.
Thus, we see that Bihar has been the important place of World in each and every aspect. We see the bravery of Great Men and Women of Bihar who selflessly fought for their country India. We see the manhood of such Great Men, be it Chandragupta
Maurya, be it Ashoka the Great, be it Chanakya, be it Aryabhata, be it Samudragupta, be it Mangal Pandey, be it Veer Kunwar who sacrificed each and every thing for their Country and humanity.
Men will be known for their Actions. Magadh (Bihar) will be known for their men.
Long Live Bihar !! Jai Bihar !!