Rajgir Dance Festival, Bihar
Rajgir, the ancient capital of the Magadh Empire in Bihar, is held sacred by both Buddhists and Jains for its association with the Buddha and Mahavir. The Department of Tourism, Bihar, holds a colourful festival of dance and music every year in Rajgir. Be it instrumental music, devotional songs, opera, folk dance, ballet or the many schools of classical dance and music, geniuses in their own realms of accomplishments, create an almost ethereal atmosphere. This festival, held during last week of October, attracts tourists in large numbers.