Bihar is as old as civilization itself. Bihar is one of the states of India with culturally most mixed population. In addition to different religious (Hindu, Muslim, Jain, Buddhists, Sikhs, Christians) groups, there are variations on the basis of race (Aryans, Dravidians, Mongolians), geographical (Bengalis, Marwaris, Gujaratis, Punjabis) and Linguistic (Bengali, Urdu, Nepalis, Marwari, Gujaratis, Nepalis in addition to Bhojpuri, Maithili, Magahi and vajjika) basis. Since ancient era it has been home for extraordinary intellectual work. Associated with 'Samudra Manthan' of Vedic era, Sita of Rama and Karna of Mahabharata, Bihar has a rich cultural background to be proud of.