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Patna the capital of Bihar state  India, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world and the history of Patna spans at least three millennia. Patna has been known by different names: Pataligram, Pataliputra, Palibothra, Kusumpur, Pushpapura, Azimabad, and the present-day Patna. Patna has the distinction of being associated with the two most ancient religions of the world, namely, Buddhism and Jainism. The ancient city of Pataliputra (predecessor of modern Patna) was the capital of the Mauryan, Shungas, and Guptas empires. The first accepted references to the place are observed more than 2500 years ago in Jain and Buddhist scriptures. In the year 490 BCE when Ajatshatru, the king of Magadh, wanted to shift his capital from the hilly Ragriha to a more strategically located place so he chose a site on the bank of the Ganges and fortified the area which developed into Patna.

It has been a part of the Delhi Sultanate and the Mughal empire and has seen the rule of the East India Company and the British Raj. From that time, the city has had a continuous history, a record claimed by few cities in the world. Gautam Buddha passed through this place in the last year of his life, and he had prophesied a great future for this place, but at the same time, he predicted its ruin from flood, fire, and feud.

Facts & Culture

Tourists visiting Patna City represent 41% of the total number of tourists visiting Bihar, although Bodh Gaya was the most popular destination for foreign visitors. Bihar's cultural heritage is reflected in its many ancient monuments. Kumrhar and Agam Kuan are the sites of the ruins of Ashokan Pataliptra. DidarGanj Yakshi reflects the famous Mauryan art in Pataliputra in the early days. The birthplace of the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Gobind Singh, Takht Sri Patna Sahib is one of the most visited Sikh pilgrims in the country. There are five more gurdwaras in Patna who are connected to different Sikh gurus. The Building Fathers Ki Haveli, the Superior Court, Golghar, and Secretariat are examples of British architecture. Gandhi Maidan is a historic soil in Patna, where several rallies of the movement of freedom were performed. Planetarium in Patna (Planetarium Indira Gandhi) located in the Indira Gandhi science complex is one of Asia's largest planetariums and attracts a large number of tourists. Recently, the Bihar government announced to build a state-of-the-art science museum in Patna.

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