Bihar is one of the poorest states in India. Its capital Patna has nearly 2,000,000 inhabitants. Few remarkable monuments but a city with undeniable local charm.

It houses, among other things, a huge grain silo (named Golghar) built towards the end of the 18th century to alleviate the famines which were very numerous in the region at the time.

A remarkable gurdwara too. Patna is the birthplace of the last Sikh guru, Gorbind Singh.

 

 

On the banks of the Ganges, in the North of India, in the state of Bihar, extends one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities of the world since it was founded in 490 before our era by the king of Magadha.

Less ancient and less known than Varanasi (Benares) Patna is the 18th most important city in India by its population. It has nearly 2 million inhabitants.

Patna is also one of the holy places of Sikkhism because it saw the birth of the 10th and last Guru Gobind Singh on December 22, 1666.

Patna is the capital of the state of Bihar, one of the poorest in the Indian confederation.

The Golghar in Patna is an granary 29 meters high built at the end of the 18th century to store grain to alleviate the perpetual famines that the region was experiencing.

It was to be the first in a long series but unfortunately in the end it was the only one to see the light of day.

It was the subject of a restoration plan at the beginning of the 21st century

The Patna gurudwara is one of the 5 Takht (seat of Sikh authority) and therefore one of the 5 most important temples of Sikhism.

The founding guru (Guru Nanak) is said to have spent 3 months in the city of Patna and the last guru (Guru Gobind Singh) was born there in 1666.

 

about the place, Patna:

Patna is the capital of the Indian state of Bihar.

Very old town, Patna has historically been of capital importance. As early as the 3rd century BC, Patna already had nearly 400,000 inhabitants. It was a cultural center of prime importance and many intellectuals including many astronomers had settled there.

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