Religion Festivities of Bihar are steeped in history that
has no means to fathom. Moreover, history is not always
written by historians but by people who ake up legends.
and legends to the skeptics are in fact revelations to the
At one time Bihar was beyond the pale of Aryan culture and
remained free fro the influences of Vedic religion. During
this period, the people of ancient Bihar worshipped the
forces of nature, like serpents, stones, trees, Chaityas
(funerary mounds) Yakshas (semi divine beings), etc.
Gradually these objects were incorporated into the Aryan
pantheon and in exchange Brahmana leadership and Vedic
sacrifices were accepted by the people of this region.