Patna, the capital of Bihar state, a city with a fascinating past. The city of Patna
with every new chapter in its history has gone through various names like Kusumpur,
Pushpapur, Pataliputra and Azeemabad. Pataliputra perhaps the name of the city that
was the most prosperous of all of the above.
The city of Pataliputra saw the emergence as well as the departure of the major
India empires. The city has been ruled by some of the most famous rulers for more
than a perioed of 1000 years, famous kings like Ajatshatru, Chandragupta Maurya,
Ashok, Guptas, Palas, Shershah Suri and Azimush-Shan grandson of Mughal emperor
Aurangzeb, who renamed it Azeemabad also ruled this city. As the city passed through
hands of different kings and that of diffrent culture, this can be easily seen in
and around the Patna we know today.
Today Patna, the capital of the State of Bihar, is an important business centre
of eastern India. Also it is a gateway to the Buddhist and Jain pilgrimage centres
of Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodhgaya and Pawapuri. This shows that Patna not only
played an important part culturally but also spiritually. Patna is one of the major
business center in eastern parts of India. Apart from attracting business class
people the city of Patna also invites a lot of tourists to the city because it acts
as a gateway to the world famous Buddhist and Jain pilgrimage centers.