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Gaya, Bihar
Gaya, Bihar
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeGaya, Bihar - Credit: Hideyuki KAMON


Falgu River, Bihar
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeFalgu River, Bihar - Credit: Gunjan Arya

The Gaya district in Bihar State is Balram Halwai's birthplace.

The area has historical importance for Buddhists - it is the birthplace of Buddhism in India, and as such attracts Buddhist pilgrims.

Bihar state is seen by many as the 'basket case' of India, full of poverty and lawlessness, with the lowest literacy levels in the country.