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The name of the state Bihar comes from an old name which denotes which of the following? 
1. An ancient empire
2. A Buddhist monastery
3. A forest
4.  A temple

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : A Buddhist monastery

The correct answer is A Buddhist monastery.

  • The name Bihar is derived from a Pali word ‘Vihara’ which means ‘abode’ and has a Sanskrit origin.
  • With time it changed to Bihar.
  • Earlier, it was known as Abode or Vihara of Buddhist monks.
  • The region roughly encompassing the present state had many Buddhist vihāras, the abodes of Buddhist monks in the ancient and medieval periods. 

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