Nalanda was a Mahavihara, a large Buddhist monastery, in the ancient kingdom of Magadha (modern-day Bihar) in India. The site is located about 95 kilometres (59 mi) southeast of Patna near the city of Bihar Sharif, and was a centre of learning from the fifth century CE to c. 1200 CE.It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The highly formalized methods of Vedic learning helped inspire the establishment of large teaching institutions such as Taxila, Nalanda, and Vikramashila which are often characterised as India's early universities.Nalanda flourished under the patronage of the Gupta Empire in the 5th and 6th centuries and later under Harsha, the emperor of Kannauj. The liberal cultural traditions inherited from the Gupta age resulted in a period of growth and prosperity until the ninth century. The subsequent centuries were a time of gradual decline, a period during which the tantric developments of Buddhism became most pronounced in eastern India under the Pala Empire.
Mahavir Mandir (Hindi: महावीर मंदिर or हनुमान मंदिर) is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman, located in Patna, Bihar, India. Millions of pilgrims visit the temple every year.. Acharya Kishore Kunal is the secretary of the Mahavir Mandir Temple Trust, Patna.
Buddha Smriti Park also known as Buddha Memorial Park (as translated in English) is an urban park located on Frazer Road near Patna Junction in Patna, India. This park has been developed by the Bihar Government to commemorate the 2554th birth anniversary of the Buddha. This park was inaugurated by the 14th Dalai Lama.
The Jalan Museum (Hindi: जलान संग्रहालय), Quila house, is a private museum located in Patna, Bihar, India. It is one of the only two private museums in Bihar state.
Quila House is a private residential house on the banks of the Ganga river in the old town of Patna, in the state of Bihar, in northern India. Built in 1919, the house is known for the collection of objets d'art and antiques that is a personal achievement of Diwan Bahadur Radha Krishna Jalan (R.K. Jalan) (1882--1954), who was a businessman and an art collector. The building it is in the style of English and Dutch and is known locally as the Quila House. The collection of objects numbering to about 10,000, belonged mostly to the modern period include stone, metal, terraotta, ivory, glass and porcelains. Of the art objects, many are European and a few from the far and near eastern countries of Asia. Part of the building continues to be a private residential area of the Jalan family. The museum is open to visitors 9-11 am, Mondays to Saturdays, and 10 am - 4 pm on Sundays, though prior appointment, 48 hours before the visit is required.
Bihar Museum (Hindi: बिहार संग्रहालय) is a modern state of the art museum located in Patna. It was partially opened in August, 2015. The children's museum', the main entrance area, and an orientation theatre were the only parts opened to the public in August 2015. Later, in October 2017 remaining galleries were also opened. More than 100 artefacts were transferred here from Patna Museum.
It was planned as a history museum for the state of Bihar, and began construction in Bailey Road, Patna in October 2013 with an estimated budget of ₹498 crore (US$69 million). The Museum was planned to bring the region's thousands year history into focus, inspiring local residents and visitors from across the globe to explore Bihar’s rich heritage, historic sites and cultural attractions.
Takht Sri Patna Sahib also known as Harmandir Sahib, is a Gurdwara in the neighbourhood of Patna Sahib, India. It was to commemorate the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs on December 1666. It was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839), the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, who also built many other Gurdwaras in the Indian subcontinent. The current shrine of Patna Sahib or Takht Sri Harmandirji Saheb was built in the 1950s.