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History of Patna

Patna is the capital of Bihar. It is the largest city of Bihar. It is one of the oldest city of the wolrld. Patna became significant around the year 490 BCE when Ajatashatru, the king of Magadha, wanted to shift his capital from the hilly Rajagrha to a more strategically located place to combat the Licchavis of Vaishali. He chose the site on the bank of the Ganges and fortified the area. Gautama Buddha passed through this place in the last year of his life. He prophesied a great future for this place, but at the same time, he predicted its ruin from flood, fire and feud.

490 BCE Ajatashatru ruled Pataliputra. Pataliputra as a capital of the Magadha, Nanda, Maurya and Sunga Empire. In 323 BCE Dhana Nanda was greatest king of Nanda Empire. Chandragupt Maurya was the founder of the Maurya Empire. Ashoka the Great also born in Maurya Empire, Patliputra largest extent under Ashoka Empire. Pataliputra was also capital of Sunga Empire.

Must visit these places at Patna:-


Buddha smriti park

Patna Museum


Mahaveer Mandeer

Badi Patan Devi

Choti Patan Devi

Har Mandir Takht

Martyr’s Memorial(Sat Murti)

Pathar ki Masjid

Sher Shah Suri Masjid

Khuda Baksh Oriental Library

Jalan Museum

Sadaqat Ashram

Agam Kuan

Mahatama Gandhi Setu

Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park

Planetarium(Taara Mandal)

Kargil Chowk

Satmurti Patna
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