Vaishali is a district in Bihar state of India. It was formed in 1972.The name Vaishali came from King Vishal. Vaishali was the capital of the vibrant Vajji confederation, since before the birth of the last Jain “Thirthankara” Lord Mahavir. Vaishali is considered as the First Republic in the World.
It is said that , the founder of Buddhism, Gautam Buddha delivered his last sermon and announced his Parinirvana on this holy soil.
It is also acclaimed as the land of Ambapali (Amrapali), the great Indian courtesan.
The time when Patliputra was the centre of political, cultural and economic activities in the Gangetic plains, Vaishali came into existence as centre of the Ganga.