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Gaya is one the most important pilgrim centre for the Hindus since times immemorial. particularly for the ritual of Pind Dan. According to Hindu religious scriptures, every Hindu is expected to perform Pind Dan once in his lifetime to pacify his ancestors above in heaven. The ritual has been in practice since the days of the Ramayana and even Lord Ram came to Gaya accompanied with wife Sita to perform Pind Dan for his ancestor.

Vishnupad Temple
Vishnupad Temple is sacred among Hindus and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is situated on the banks of Falgu river. It is believed that a Hindu will reach heaven if his post – cremation rites are performed under the celebrated 'Akshayobat' or immortal banyan tree standing in the courtyard of Vishnupad temple. Believed to be built on the footsteps of Lord Vishnu, the grand temple was renovated by a Ahalya bai, queen of indore.

The temple complex is quite big and houses many images of different Gods and Goddesses. There are many other shrines in and around the temple. Another important temple is of Lord Nrisimha, the god which according to Hindu mythology was a man-lion incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The temple and statue is intricately carved and designed.

Gaya India Map

*BARABAR CAVES: The Barabar and Nagarjuni hills are situated 24 kms north of Gaya. Read More

*BODHGAYA: 12 kms from Gaya . Bodhgaya is the greatest pilgrim center for Buddhists of the world. Many south east Asian countries have established their monasteries here in their native architectural styles. Read More

AIR: Nearest Airport Patna (112 Kms) and Gaya International Airport
RAIL: Nearest railhead Gaya Station (16 kms)
ROAD: Connected by road Delhi, Calcutta and Varanarsi

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