Patna Capital of Bihar

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Patna or ancient Patliputra is now the capital of Bihar. The famous sacred river Ganges flows right across it from west to east. One of the famous land marks include the significant Mahatma Gandhi Setu (bridge) built on the Ganges which is among the longest bridges in the world at 7.5 Km. Another major land mark include the Patna's most significant monument the Gol-Ghar which is a large granary built in 1786 by John Garstin at the behalf of Lard Warren Hastings. This was to prevent the reappearance of the dreadful famine of the 1770. 
The name Patna is thought to be adapted from Patan, the name of the Hindu goddess Patan devi. Another theory considers it to be derived from Patliputra the original name of Patna. Patliputra was started by Ajatsatru as a fort on the junction of 4 rivers, particularly the Ganga and Sone. This was to defend the kingdom of Magadh from the army of the Licchavis that used to cross the river Ganga and harass the citizens on the other side of the river. 
It has been revealed that the home of oriental manuscripts in several languages, the Patna University Central Library is allowing their decay. The manuscript admits more than 5000 in Persian, Urdu, Arabic, Sanskrit, Maithili, Magadha, Bhojpuri, Pali and Hindi. These are in urgent demand of care and saving.

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