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Holy Sites In Gaya JI

Think yourself watching the 40 cm long footprint of the Lord Vishnu in front of your eyes! This may be a dream to many but your wish can be virtually fulfilled at Vishnupad Temple of Gaya.

Vishnupad Mandir Gaya
  • VishnuPad Temple : It is that this temple was built on the footprints of the Lord Vishnu. The most popular temple today is Vishnupad Temple, a place along the Falgu River, marked by a footprint of Vishnu incised into a block of basalt, that marks the act of Lord Vishnu subduing Gayasur by placing his foot on Gayasur's chest. The Brahmakalpit Brahmins have been the traditional priests at Vishnupad Mandir in Gaya as Gayawal Pandas. The big footprints of the lord Vishnu  could be seen inside the temple. The footprints are imprinted in hard rock and has been surrounded by a basin made of silver plates so that nobody can touch it.

    The present day structure of temple was rebuilt by Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar, the ruler of Indore, in the 1787 and First of all Vishnupad Temple is scared in very small size and when Indore Queen Ahilya Bai Holkar visited GayaJi then she reconstructed the Vishnupad Temple.

    Vishnupad Temple is the centre part of Gayaji(panchkosi Gaya Kshretha) and Vishnupad Temple have Gold Flag and Gold Dome at the Top.

Mangla-Gauri Mandir Gaya
  • Mangla Gauri shrine is marked by two rounded stones that symbolize the breasts of the mythological Sati, the first wife of Lord Shiva. It is a very old and sacred temple which is located in the Chand Chaura area of Gaya town. Hundreds of devotees visit this temple every day, which is situated on top of a hillock.

Falgu River Gaya
  • Pind Dan starts from Falgu River

    According to Ramayana, when Lord Rama came to Gaya along with Sita for pitripaksha (or to perform Pindadanam), Sita cursed the Falgu River following some disobedience on the part of the river. The mythology states that on account of this curse, Falgu River lost its water, and the river is simply a vast stretch of sand dunes

    However, water can always be found all the year by digging in the dry sandy riverbed. Thatís why it is called ďAntah SaliyaĒ.

AkshayBat Gaya
  • Akshay Bata is the last important place where pinda dan is done. Pinda Dan is starts from Falgu River and its Close at Akshay Bat. Akshay Bat is got a boom by Sita, That you canít die. Itís a not destroyable , thatís why it is called Akshay Bata. According to ved puran: Lord Krishna will stay under its shadow, when whole world will drown in to the water, but this tree will not die. Because of getting the boom by Sita.

    Those who Pind daan here,there ancestor goes to dev lok from pitra lok.


Preth-Shilla Hill Gaya
  • About 8-kms northwest of Gaya, the 873-ft high Pretshila hill is situated. The meaning of the name is the hill of ghosts and it is sacred to Yama, the Hindu god of hell, and forms one of the sacred places of pilgrimage. On the top of the hill there is a small temple dedicated to Yama (The God of death). At the foot of the hill are three tanks named Sati, Nigra and Sukha, and there is a fourth tank called Ramkund on the summit near the temple of Yama, in which it is said that Ram himself bathed. Whoever bathes in this tank is said to have rubbed out his sins, and whoever recites the proper mantras or spells with the usual offerings of Shraddha and Pindas is freed from pain.


Ram-Shilla Hill Gaya
  • On the north of the Gaya town is situated another hill called Ramshila 715-ft high. There is an old temple situated on the top of the hill that is called Rameshwara or Pataleshwara or Mahadev temple. In front of the temple there is a pavilion where Pindas are offered.

Brahmayoni Hill Gaya
  • On the north of the Gaya town is situated another hill called Ramshila 715-ft high. There is an old temple situated on the top of the hill that is called Rameshwara or Pataleshwara or Mahadev temple. In front of the temple there is a pavilion where Pinda are offered.
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