Biharsharif - General Information

Biharsharif , also called the Bihar is in the state of Bihar. It was the capital of the Pala dynasty (10th century AD) and contains a 5th-century-AD Gupta pillar and several Muslim mosques and tombs. Nearby lie the remains of Odantapuri (q.v.), a great vihara, or college of Buddhist learning, from which the name Bihar was derived.
Biharsharif is located 80 kms from Patna and 13 kms from the ruins of Nalanda. The old center of the town has medieval Islamic architecture, such as the Bukhari Mosque.
Thousand of pilgrims of all religions visit the tombs of Makhdum Shah Sharif-ud-din, a Muslim saint of 14th century, and the saintly Syed Ibrahim Malik Biya.

Biharsharif - What to see

Tomb of Malik Ibrahim Vaya, located at Bari Pahari, Near by are the ruins, which are believed to be as ruins of Jail (prison) of Jarasandh, an emperor of ancient Magadh.
Tomb of saint Baba Maniram.
Mosque of Makhdum Shah Sharif-ud-din, a Muslim saint of 14th century.
Pawapuri, 7 kms south is famous for beautiful temples of God Mahavir.
Ruins of Nalanda University, 15 kms - used to be one of the top most university in the world since ancient time, till 12th century when it was destroyed by a Muslim emperor Bakhtiyar Khilji.
Rajgrih (Rajgir), Place of God 'Budhha' is 28 kms -