East Bharat

Eastern region of India consists of the four states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal. East India region lies in the humid-subtropical zone, and experiences hot summers from March to June, the monsoon from July to October and mild winters from November to February. The states of Bihar and Jharkhand have a dry and slightly extreme climate, especially during the winters and summers. The whole region receives heavy, sustained rainfall during the monsoon months. Snowfall occurs in some of the extreme northern regions of West Bengal.

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Eastern region of India consists of the four states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal. East India region lies in the humid-subtropical zone, and experiences hot summers from March to June, the monsoon from July to October and mild winters from November to February. The states of Bihar and Jharkhand have a dry and slightly extreme climate, especially during the winters and summers. The whole region receives heavy, sustained rainfall during the monsoon months. Snowfall occurs in some of the extreme northern regions of West Bengal.

In the Eastern region, some the most important Pilgrimage destinations are located. Shree Jagannath Temple in Odisha is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath (a form of Vishnu). The Konark Temple in Orissa, devoted to Lord Surya, is an epitome of the extraordinary architecture of the region. The places of Bhubaneshwar, Puri and Konark are recognized as the Golden Triangle of East India. Some important pilgrimage places in West Bengal that attract a large number of devotees every year are Dakshineswar Temple, Kalighat temple, and the Thanthania Kalibari. These are known to be the most considerable and prominently visited spiritual spot by the devotees of Goddess Kali and Lord Shiva.

Most of the Jains go to the pilgrimage centers such as the Pakbirra Jain temple and the Belgachhia Pareshnath Mandir, in West Bengal, once a year to attain spiritual peace. Shikharji Temple in Jharkhand is a famous Jain pilgrimage site, believed to be the place where twenty of the twenty-four Jain tirthankaras along with many other monks attained Moksha.

For the Buddhist follower, the Mahabodhi temple of Bihar, also known as Bodhimanda-vihara, is of great significance. Under the great Mahabodhi tree, Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment. The Khandagiri Caves, situated in Odisha, represents a devotion to the Buddhists and Jains.

Takht Sri Patna Sahib, and Gurdwara Guru ka Bagh in Bihar are some of the famous Sikh pilgrimage centers in the Eastern region.