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Biharsharif

City : Biharsharif
Location : North India
Language : Hindi, Urdu, Angika, Bhojpuri, Magahi, Maithili


Know About Biharsharif

spelled Biharsharif , also called Bihar city, central Bihar state, northeastern India, east of the Paimar River, a tributary of the Ganges. It served as the capital of the Pala dynasty (10th century AD) and contains a 5th-century-AD Gupta pillar and several Muslim mosques and tombs. Nearby lie the remains of Odantapuri (q.v.), a great vihara, or college of Buddhist learning, from which the name Bihar was derived.


Geography

It is located 80 km from capital of Bihar state Patna. It is 13 km from the ruins at Nalanda. Well connected with Patna via train and buses.

It is small town located on the top of a craggy rock. The old center of the town has examples of medieval Islamic architecture, such as the Bukhari Mosque. Thousand of pilgrims of all religions visit the tombs of Makhdum Shah Sharif-ud-din, a Muslim saint of 14th century, and the saintly Syed Ibrahim Malik Biya. also spelled Biharsharif , also called Bihar city, central Bihar state, northeastern India, east of the Paimar River, a tributary of the Ganges. It served as the capital of the Pala dynasty (10th century AD) and contains a 5th-century-AD Gupta pillar and several Muslim mosques and tombs. Nearby lie the remains of Odantapuri (q.v.), a great vihara, or college of Buddhist learning, from which the name Bihar was derived.


Economy

Agriculture is prime activity.Ideal place for agriculture-based industry. Now days it is also developing as a big cloth market.Famous as mini Surat among businessmen.


Attraction

1) Tomb of Malik Ibrahim Vaya, located at Bari Pahari, Bihar Sharif. A beautiful ancient tomb constructed on top of the rocky hill. Near by are the ruins, which are believed to be as ruins of Jail (prison) of Jarasandh, an emperor of ancient Magadh. The beautiful natural view from the top of the hill is very attractive.

2)Tomb of saint Baba Maniram.The scene around the temple is very clam and beautiful.

3) Mosque of Makhdum Shah Sharif-ud-din, a Muslim saint of 14th century.

 

4) Pawapuri, 7 k.m. south from this town. Sacred place for Jain community. Famous for beautiful temples of God Mahavir.

5) Ruins of Nalanda University is just 15 k.m. away. This used to be one of the top most university in the world since ancient time, till 12th century when it was destroyed by a Muslim emperor Bakhtiyar Khilji.

6) Rajgrih (Rajgir), Place of God 'Budhha' is some 28 k.m. away. Beautiful Temples and Pagodas attract thousands of visitor every year. You will simply love Natural beauty of this place. Located in the lap of mountains, cascades. General believe is that the natural hot water of 'Brahm Kund' here can heal several diseases. It's natural source of hot water still is a mystery for scientists.

7) Bangpur