Dariya Sahib, was a saint (that was born in Shahabad in the 1700s) influenced by Kabirdas and Dharamdas, united by the Hindu and Muslim communities. Dariya Sahib, like many other Bhakti saints, is known as Dariyadas. He was listed by Brahm Sankar Misra as one of India’s greatest saints. Many of his followers believe that he is the reincarnation of Kabir.
The battle cries of the Bihar Regiment, consisting of 17 battalions, are “Jai Bajrang Bali” (Victory to Lord Hanuman).
Bihar is the birthplace of Buddha, a Buddha of Buddhism, which is also known as “Brahmayana”. Buddha attained Enlightenment at Bodh Gaya, a town located in the modern day district of Gaya. Lord Buddha is said to be a descendant of Sage Angirasa in many Buddhist texts. Buddhists and scholars like Dr. Eitel connects linear to the Gautama Maharishi.There too were Kshatiryas of other clans to whom members descend from Angirasa, to fulfill a childless king’s wish.
Mahavira, the 24th and the last Tirthankara of Jainism, was born in Vaishali. Indeed Jain monks & nuns wandered in the towns and forests of then-Magadha. They called it vihara and thus Bihar got its name from the vihara of Jain. Jainism claims to be a “Brahma-patha” (path to Brahman).