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Cultures

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Hindu Goddess Sita, the consort of Lord Rama, is believed to have been born in Sitamarhi district in the Mithila region of modern day Bihar. Gautama B...
Bihar
Religion
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Hindi is the official language of the state. Urdu is the second official language in 15 districts of the state. However, the majority of the people of...
Bihar
Language & Literature
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Historically, Bihar has been a major centre of learning, home to the ancient universities of Nalanda (est. 450 CE), Odantapur? (est. 550 CE) and Vikra...
Bihar
Education Institutes|Literacy
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Bihar has a robust Bhojpuri-language film industry. There is also a smaller production of Magadhi-, Maithili- and Angika-language films. The first fil...
Bihar
Dance & Music TV / Theatre / Cinema
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At the 2011 Census, Bihar was the third most populous state of India with total population of 104,099,452, nearly 89% of it rural. It was also India's...
Bihar
Culture
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Bihar has produced musicians like Bharat Ratna, Ustad Bismillah Khan and dhrupad singers like the Malliks (Darbhanga Gharana) and the Mishras (Bettiah...
Bihar
Art & Craft
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There are several traditional styles of painting practised in Bihar. One is Mithila painting, a style used in the Mithila region of Bihar. Traditional...
Bihar
Art & Craft Painting
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