Fahad Ur Rehman Khan
The Biharis are an
originating from the
state of Bihar in India
with a history going
back. Biharis speak
Bihari languages such
Magahi, Bhojpuri, Mait
hili, amongst other
local dialects, as well
as Hindi or Urdu
Language, Dressing, Music, Foods, Festivals and religion.
•The traditional dress of Bihari people:
Male wear the dhoti, kurta & pyjama. While Female of
Bihari wears sari.
•Nevertheless, Western shirts and trousers are
becoming popular among the urban population.
•Muslim, Christian, and Sikh Biharis use attar, a
•Jewelry such as rings for men and bangles for women
•Hindi and Urdu are the official languages of the state, whilst the
majority of the people speak one of the Bihari languages -
Bhojpuri, Magadhi, Maithili or Angika.
•More than 12.7 million people speak Maithili.
•Language of bihar has divided int two parts:
•1> Those people who speaks Bihari language (Including,
Bhojpuri, Magadhi, Maithili Or Angrika)
•2> Especially in Pakistan, Bihari people speaks Biahri language
in composition with (Urdu and Hindi)
Bhihari Language Welcome Language
•Welcome swagat ba)
•Hello (general greeting)
•Good morning / afternoon
evening / night / Goodbye prannam)
•How are you?
I'm well tuu thiik hauuva na?)
• maza mein haii)
•Long time no see bada din se dekhale na haii)
•What's your name?
My name is ... tohaar kaa naam ha?) hamaar naam
•Where are you from?
I'm from ... tuu kahan se hauva?) ham ... se haii)
•Pleased to meet you tose mil kar achchha lagal) Good luck
badhiya kismat rahe)
Bihari cuisine is
because traditional Bihar
society influenced by
Buddhist and Hindu
values of non-violence did
not eat eggs, chicken, fish
and other animal
products. However there
is also a tradition of meat-
eating and fish dishes are
especially common due to
the number of rivers in
Bihar such as the Sone,
Gandak and the Ganges
Dairy products are consumed
frequently throughout the year, with
common foods including yogurt
known as dahi and also buttermilk
known as mattha, ghee, lassi and
•Hinduism is the majority religion of the Bihari people although a large Muslim
and a smaller Christian minority exists among the ethnic group.
•In India, Bihari Muslims are found in the Kishanganj, Katihar, Araria, Sivan,
Purnia, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur and Champaran districts of Bihar. The Bihari
population living in Pakistan and Bangladesh is also predominantly Muslim as
Rituals Of Birth In Behari Culture
On the birth of a baby in Behari culture they used to sing
song, play music (Composed On Dholak, Tabla and
According to some behari people they celebrate it as
their on of their festivals
Rituals Of Marriage In Behari Culture
The most notable of them all is Diku-Andi, which is
arranged by go-betweens.
Another important form is Raji-Khushi, in which boys and
girls take the initiative.
Rituals Of Death In Behari Culture
On Death (Bihari Muslim and Christians) Burried their
love ones. While (Bihari Hindus) do their rituals of death
as the same way normally do.
•The Chhath Puja is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on
earth and to request the granting of certain wishes
•Chhath is an ancient Hindu festival and only Vedic Festival dedicated to the
Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.
•It is a 15 day Fair held on the bank of River Falgu at
Gaya during Pitru Paksha every year. Pilgrims from all
corners of the country visit Gaya for offering Pinda to