Rajgir Dance Festival is held every year in the last week of October. It is organized by the Department of Tourism, Bihar and stretches on for three days. The venue of this festival is Rajgir, the ancient capital of the Magadhan Empire of Bihar. Buddhists and Jains consider Rajgir a holy place because of its connection with the Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavira. Rajgir is also a very popular tourist spot. Rajgir Dance Festival of Bihar is also known as Rajgir Mahotsav. Being a music and dance festival, it attracts renowned artists from far and wide. The festival features different types of music as well as dance performances such as instrumental music, folk dance, ballet, devotional songs, different forms of classical dance and music, etc. For the lovers of Indian classical dance and music, Rajgir Dance Festival is just the right place to be. Some of the famous artists who have performed at this festival include Sonal Man Singh, Madhukar Anand, Shovna Narayan, Amita Dutta, Sanyukta Panigrahi, Leela Samson, Swapna Sundari, Madhumita Roy, Mukund Nayak, Madhavi Mudgal, Anand Shankar, Nalini-Kamalini, Hema Malini.