Through art, paintings, dance, folk music, festivals, and fairs, Bihar reflects its glorious past and rich cultural heritage. From paintings to visual arts, the themes mostly illustrate myths and legends of the Hindu religion. The folk paintings exemplify the Hindu deities, such as Lord Rama, Sita, Lord Shiva, Parvati, and so on. Ancient stories involving the Gods, Goddesses, sages, and legends are found to be depicted in the meticulously designed handicrafts. Bihar houses several Buddhist Monasteries, and hence, the state is also known as 'The Land of Buddha'.