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Patna, the capital of Bihar state, is a city with an ancient past. The history and tradition of Patna goes back to the earliest dawn of civilization. The original name of Patna was Patliputra or Patlipattan and its history makes a start from 600 B.C. The city with every new chapter in its history has gone through various names like Kusumpur, Pushpapur, Patliputra and Azeemabad. Patliputra was the most enduring of all as it saw the emergence as well as the departure of the major India empires. The city had been ruled by some of the most famous rulers for 1000 years, like Ajatshatru, Chandragupta Maurya, Ashok, Guptas, Palas, Shershah Suri and Azimush-Shan grandson of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, who renamed it Azeemabad. Patna is located between Latitude: 25 37' North and Longitude: 85 12' East, and lies on the south bank of the Ganga River.

 

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