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Sonepur Mela

The Sonepur Cattle Fair or Sonepur Mela (सोनपुर मेला) is held on Kartik Poornima (the full moon day) in the

History

Medieval Period

Bihar was largely in ruins when visited by Hsüan-tsang, the famous Buddhist monk from China, and suffered further damage at

History

Middle Kingdoms

The Gupta dynasty ruled from around 240 to 550 AD. The origins of the Gupta Dynasty are shrouded in obscurity.

Festivals

Chhath Puja

Chhath (also known as Dala Chhath) is an ancient Hindu festival dedicated to Surya (Sun), unique to Bihar and Jharkhand.

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