Patna Things to Do

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    Patna Museum!

    by mamtap Written Aug 12, 2015

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    The state museum of Bihar is an important place not to be left out of the itinerary of anybody visiting the State Capital. Located at the heart of the city it boasts of the innumerable heritage collections found in the region replete in glorious historical settings. Built by the British rulers in 1917 the grand building is a fine example of the Indo-Saracenic architectural style.

    The historical museum has the rare reserve of the paintings portraying the typical life of the British rule in India. The phenomenal collection of Tibetan bygones and the cloth paintings which were known popularly as “Thangkas” can be seen in this multipurpose museum. These paintings from the neighboring countries were brought to India by the famous traveler ‘Rahul Sankrityayan’. The mortal remains of Lord Buddha can be quoted as one of its rare possessions and can be seen in a relic casket. ’Didarganj Yakshi’ which is one of the finest examples of the Mauryan Art can only be seen in the museum of Patna. The 64 inch tall ‘Didarganj Chauri Bearer’ is sculpted out of a single piece of sandstone. The 2000 year old, life-size standing sculpture was discovered on the banks of River Ganga at Didarganj in Patna.

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    Eat cauliflowers

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Mar 26, 2015

    While admiring the Jain temple and the statue devoted to Mahavira, I was invited in the temple of the Jain in Vaishali to have lunch. After the cauliflowers I was given a tea. People appreciated my visit.

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    The Peace Pagoda

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Feb 4, 2015

    In Vaishali, Japan was represented by a stupa of immaculate white color.
    This stupa, or Pagoda, is one of the 80 that presently exist around the world, mainly in Japan, India, Nepal, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and in some western countries, such as USA, Germany, England, Austria, and also in Benalmadena, near Malaga, in Spain.
    The idea to build Peace Pagodas around the world belongs to the Japanese Buddhist monk Nichidatsu Fujii, who was so shocked after the two atomic bombs that fell in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 that he resolved to preach peace in the form of pagodas. The first two were erected in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, then he travelled to India to build more, like the one in Vaishali.

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    The oldest Catholic Church in Bihar

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Feb 3, 2015

    This is a notable visit in Patna, and not too far from the Gurdwara where Gobind Singh was born.
    It is called Padre Ki Haveli and is devoted to the Virgin Mary.
    Inside I saw sisters of Madre Theresa of Calcutta.

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    The twenty-fourth Tirkhankara birthplace

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Jan 24, 2015

    In Vaishali I also visited the temple of the last Mahavira.
    In Jainism, a Tīrthaṅkara is a person who has conquered samsara, the cycle of death and rebirth, and can provide a bridge for Jains to follow them from samsara to moksha (liberation).

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    Vaishali

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Jan 24, 2015

    This is one of the most interesting excursions that I made based in Patna. The other one was Nalanda.
    It is not far and once there I saw stupas and the Asoka pillar, apart from other historical places related to Buddha.

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    The delights of Patna...

    by sourbugger Written Sep 25, 2006

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    I only have very sketchy of Patna, as it was the first large town that I got to in India after spending two whole days travelling from Nepal on some of the most backwards transportation systems known to man.

    A brief morning in Patna took in the rather impressive Granary from the Bristish era. The walk to the top is well worth it for the view. The building was so well constructed that it is still in use, as it was designed.

    I also visited the important Sikh Gurdwara in the old town, extremely friendly
    and welcoming. Despite the offer to stay the night, I was perhaps too eager to start exporing apace.

    Patna is thus not exactly on the main tourist circuit, meaning that it is easy to meet up with other western travellers (if you are one). I spent most of the morning in the compant of a couple of Swedes who seemed to have been everywhere (and were thus in Patna to 'tick it off') and an Irishman who seemed to conduct the totality of his communications with the outside world using just two words. 'Good' and 'Bread', at Lunchtime it was possible to hear him utter both words together.

    Great view from the top of the Granary

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    A visit to the Granary of Patna

    by bkarjee Written May 10, 2005

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    A visit to Golghar (translated in English-Round house) is a must. It is located in the heart of the city, very close to Gandhi Maidan. This granary was built by this British Gentleman called John Garstin in the year 1786 for British Soldiers, to overcome the famine situation prevailing for some time around that time. Golghar has a spiral staicase winding all the way to the top, from where one can have an excellant view of the river Ganges (or Ganga in Hindi) flowing close by.

    Inscription Slate on Golghar
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    Takht Sri Patna Sahib

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Jan 24, 2015

    This is a most impressive temple devoted to the last guru Gobind Singh. I was treated very well and invited to have breakfast. You have to take your shoes off inside.

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