During Sri Sri’s visit to Bihar, he was heartened to see youth from over 100 villages surrounding Bhagalpur, to have undergone changes and shun the path of violence. He visited the Mahabodhi temple and Kanaka temple in Gaya, where hundreds joined him in an event of music and meditation.
From Gaya, Sri Sri travelled to Samastipur on March 10 where he was welcomed by local MLA, SSP Rajiv Ranjan along with more than 500 volunteers. That evening, during the discourse held at Patel Grounds, more than 25,000 people were enthralled with the majestic chanting of Shiva Stotra by Pandit Bipin Kumar Mishra and his group. Sri Sri addressed the huge gathering on several issues facing the nation and emphasised on the importance of spirituality in politics.
On March 11, Sri Sri visited Darbhanga for the first time, where he expressed sorrow on seeing the current state of Sanskrit colleges and universities which once stood as the seats of knowledge.
Later, at a gathering for discourse and meditation, Sri Sri announced a special ‘Pag day’ which is a type of hat. The city celebrated the cultural tradition by wearing ‘pag’. More than 40,000 people were a part of the event which saw many dignitaries including the Mayor.
At a press conference held at the Postal Training Center, Sri Sri drew attention to the need of active participation in the election process and to vote for a strong and stable government at the center. Urging citizens to be responsible for cleanliness in their environment, Sri Sri said: “If everyone gives one hour a day, it is enough,” said Sri Sri.
On March 12, Sri Sri travelled to Jehanabad for a discourse and meditation which was attended by thousands including many judges.
Sri Sri’s Bihar tour concluded on March 13, marking a special day in his calendar for having visited three states in a single day i.e. morning Holi celebrations in Gaya, Bihar; afternoon satsang in Andal, West Bengal; followed by evening satsang in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.