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Bihar >> Patna

Patna


Location
Southern bank of Ganges
Temperature
47 c Summer/2 c Winter
Latitude : 25.613899    Longitude : 85.135353

Language : Hindi,Magahi,Bengali,Oriya
Patna is the capital of the Indian state of Bihar, and one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world.

The modern city of Patna lies on the southern bank of the Ganges, as it flows past with the combined waters of the rivers Ghagra, Son and Gandak. At the point where the city is located, the sacred Ganges looks more sea than river: mighty, wide and never-ending.This is the only urban area in Bihar which looks like any other modern city of India with good roads and civic system.
Agam Kuan
Agam Kuan - The unfathomable well
Agam Kuan, literally "the unfathomable well" is said to date back to the period of Maurya emperor Ashoka, the great. It is located to the east of Patna, Bihar state, India . Agam Kuan is 105' deep well, circular in plan, with a diameter extending over 20'2". It is brick-encased in the upper half of its depth, up to 44', and thereafter beyond, 61’ it is secured by a series of wooden rings. It has eight arched windows on the surface structure, which now covers the well, and which now form its most distinctive feature.
Golghar
Golghar - Round House
The Golghar or Gol Ghar , located to the west of the Gandhi Maidan in Patna, capital of Bihar state, India is a granary built by Captain John Garstin, in 1786 .
Kumhrar
Kumhrar
Kumhrar, site of the ancient city of Patliputra, lies 5 km from Patna railway station. Archaeological findings in this area establish Patna's claim to over a thousand years of political glory - 600 BC to 600 AD. Kumhrar was the center of ancient capital of Ajatshatru, Chandragupta and Ashoka.
Patna Museum
Patna Museum
Patna Museum is the state museum of Bihar. It was built by the British during the British Raj in the year 1917 to house the historical artefacts found in the vicinity of Patna . It is built in the style of Mughal and Rajput architecture. It is called the Jadu Ghar by locals. It is a multi-purpose museum. The items on display include archaeological objects, coins, art objects, paintings, instruments, textiles, paintings, thankas, bronze images and sculptures and terracotta images of Hindu and Buddhist artists.
Patna Planetarium
Patna Planetarium
It is one of the most indispensable things to watch in Patna and is also the largest Planetarium in Asia. Each year it is frequented by innumerable domestic as well as foreign tourists. Regular film shows are conducted on the subjects relating to astronomy and exhibitions are also conducted here.
Qila House
Qila House
Also known as Jalan House, it is a treasure trove of interesting jade collections, Chinese paintings and various far-eastern works of art that were collected by Diwan Bahadur Radhakrishan Jalan.
Shitala Devi Temple
Shitala Devi Temple
The Shitala Devi temple is dedicated to Goddess Shitala Devi, and houses the pindas of the 'Saptamatrikas' (the seven mother goddesses). The temple is widely revered for its potency of curing the smallpox and chicken pox as with all Shitala Devi temples, and it is also visited by devotees for wish fulfillment. The site also has several ancient and medieval sculptures, out of these at least one as reported by A. Cunningham, who visited the site, 1879-80, was of the Yaksha of the Mauryan art-affiliation [3], though the whereabouts of this sculpture are not known now.
Takht Shri Harmandir Saheb
Takht Shri Harmandir Saheb
It occupies an important place for the Sikhs and was constructed by the ruler of Punjab, Maharaja Ranjit Singh. It is the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh Ji and is also popularly known as 'Takht Shri Patna Sahib'.
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