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Built by DaiJokYo Buddhist Sect

Built by DaiJokYo Buddhist Sect  Video Review
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Great Buddha Statue

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
17th Aug 17

It was built in1972 famous for Japanese architecture

It was built in1972 famous for Japanese architecture  Video Review
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Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
17th Aug 17

This was constructed by the king Of Bhutan

This was constructed by the king Of Bhutan  Video Review
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Royal Bhutan Monastery

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
17th Aug 17

Chinese Monks dedicated to Lord Buddha

Chinese Monks dedicated to Lord Buddha  Video Review
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Chinese Temple

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
17th Aug 17

Very interesting place

Very interesting place  Video Review
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Surya Kund

Mohan
19th Dec 17

Famous jama masjid

Famous jama masjid  Video Review
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Jama Masjid

Mohan
19th Dec 17

Peaceful temple

Peaceful temple  Video Review
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The Dakshinaarka Temple

Lucifer
15th Dec 17

Built by China and dedicated to Lord Buddha

Built by China and dedicated to Lord Buddha  Video Review
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Chinese Temple

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
17th Aug 17

Quite spectacular and a religious place

Quite spectacular and a religious place  Video Review
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Thai Monastery

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
17th Aug 17

An ancient and peaceful place of worship

An ancient and peaceful place of worship  Video Review
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Jama Masjid

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
17th Aug 17

Reasons to go to Gaya

1Land Of Chants
Land Of Chants

The land where Buddhism originated will keep you warm not only because of its weather but also, with its interesting history and beautiful architecture. Don’t miss visiting the tree where Buddha meditated. It’ll take you back in time.

HolidayIQ Traveller Rahul Sharma shares, “If you have values of peace and knowledge in your Life then visiting gaya should be must in your priority list. What can make you more happy than walking on Land where Gautam Buddha Got his knowledge. The Mahabodhi Temple is Dynamic. There is also many Hinduism Spiritual Sight of Attraction like Vishnupad Temple. Bela Kaali Mandir and many more. Must visit The Energetic Samadhi Resort.”

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Reviews (28)

Vidyut Maurya

Vidyut Maurya3.6/5

127 reviews

Nice stay

Gaya is a tourist town of Bihar. It attracts Hindus and Buddhist both, It is a place of great religious value. Situated on the banks of Falgu river it is known for Vishnupada temple. People came across the world to pay homage to their forefathers. From Gaya you can go Bodhgaya just 14 km to see Mahabodhi Temple, other Buddha statue and temples. There are so many hotel opp railway station open 24 hours in Gaya.

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  • Nice stay
  • Nice stay

C.s. manish Dasgupta

C.s. manish Dasgupta3.6/5

102 reviews

Gaya the destination for Pilgrims

Gaya as a destination is good provided you know the place well. It is advisable to take IRCTC retiring rooms if you are there for rituals or for visiting Bodhgaya. Drink plenty of water and carry mosquito repellent. Also apply good sunscreen if you want to roam around.

Gaya Overview

Located on the banks of the Falgu River, Gaya is one of the major tourist destinations in Bihar. Situated at a distance of 100 km to the south of the capital city of Bihar, Gaya is a land rich in cultural and religious heritage. It is surrounded by rocky hills such as Mangla-Gauri, Ram-Sheila and Brahmayoni on three sides, while the river flows on the fourth side.

Deriving its name from the mythological demon Gayasur, Gaya is one of the most sacred places for Hindus. It is believed that Gayasur, the holy demon was killed by Lord Vishnu with the pressure of his foot over him. This transformed the demon into the series of rocky hills that forms the landscape of the Gaya city. Gayasur had the power to absolve the sins of all those who touched him or even looked at him.

The city has experienced the rise and fall of several dynasties in the Magadh region. Gaya has played a vital role in the cultural history of the region extending from the 6th century BC to the 18th century AD. The destination came into the limelight, when Sisunaga, who was the founder of the Sisunaga dynasty, ruled over Patna and Gaya around 600 BC.

In 519 BC, Bimbisara ruled the destination during which it was exposed to the outside world and attained an important position in the history of civilisation. During his reign, Gaya witnessed the presence of Bhagwan Mahavir and Gautam Buddha.

After a short spell of the Nanda dynasty, the entire destination, along with the Magadh region came under the power and rule of the Mauryas. Ashoka, the ruler at the time, embraced Buddhism for which he visited Gaya and constructed the first ever temple at Bodh Gaya.

This temple was constructed to commemorate the attainment of supreme enlightenment by Prince Gautama. However, with the arrival of the Gupta Empire during the 4th and 5th century, Hinduism was revived in Gaya.

In the 12th century, Gaya was under the reign of Muhammadan rulers and during this time Muhammad Bakhtiyar Khilji invaded the region. After the battle of Buxar in 1764, Gaya finally passed over to the British. However, in 1947, Gaya along with other parts of the country gained independence.

The city also has its mention in the great epics such as Mahabharata and Ramayana. It is believed that Lord Rama along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana travelled to Gaya for offering pindan to their father Dashrath. On the other hand, in Mahabharata, the place has been identified as Gayapuri. The best time to explore Gaya is from the month of October to April.

Photos of Gaya

Bodhi Tree , Gaya

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Vidyut Maurya

Bodhi Tree , Gaya
Gaya, Bihar

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Bhavana raman

Religious place
Gaya, Bihar

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Bhavana raman

Religious place
Gaya, Bihar

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Bhavana raman

Religious place

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