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Ghejan in Bihar is known for a number of ancient Buddhist and Brahminical statues. The most important of them is the seated diadem. There was also a large statue of Avalokiteswara.
About 25 Kms southwest of Jehanabad, Ghejan is known for a number of ancient Buddhist and Brahminical statues. The most interesting of them being a large seated diadem. There was also a large statue of Avalokiteswara with an inscription on the pedestal stating that it was the gift of Sthavira Ratn, who came from Nalanda and dedicated it for the benefit of his two disciples. This piece of Buddhist sculpture has since being shifted to the Patna Museum.
According to legend, Buddha is said to have stayed in the village for a few days while on way to Gaya to attain enlightenment. He had also delivered sermons to a select group of disciples in the village. Later Bimbisar, emperor of Magadh setup a monastery in the village to commemorate Buddha's visit. The ruins of an ancient brick temple also exist in the village and there is also a temple containing a large standing figure of Tara, now worshiped as Bhagwati.