Confluence of Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism. Bodh Gaya is a few minutes from Gaya which is located 100 km away from Patna. Bodh Gaya is, synonym for Enlightenment, located on the banks of the River Phalgu.
Gaya was part of the ancient Magadh Empire.
Vishnupad Templewas rebuilt by Holkar Queen Devi Ahilya Bai. The temple is located on the bank of river Falgu River and has footprint of Vishnu incised into a block of basalt. People believe that Lord Vishnu killed Gayasur by placing his foot on Gayasur’s chest.
Three hills Mangala-Gauri, Shringa-Sthan, Ram-Shila and Brahmayoni surround it from three sides and make at a safe and beautiful site.
Mangal Gauri Temple who is believed to be the first wife of Lord Shiva is worshiped here. The two rounded stones that symbolize the breasts of the mythological Sati have been considered sacred among Hindus.
Biggest festival held during Pitrapaksh, it is the time to offer Pinda.
Bodh Gaya: This is the place where Siddhartha attained spiritual salvation (Enlightenment) under a Peepal tree on the banks of the river Niranjana (modern Falgu). Various governments from different countries constructed Monasteries with remarkable architecture.
Akshayavat tree is a peepal tree standing on the bank of Falgu River, is considered sacred for Hindus. The tree is worshiped for its divinity.
How to reach Gaya: It is well connected by Rail, Road and Air network. Gaya International Airport is catering the needs of not only domestic and also international tourists from South and South East Asian region.