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Gaya is referenced in the Ramayana and Mahabharata lores. Ram visited Gaya with Sita and Lakshaman and gave his father Dashratha pind daan 

. In Mahabharata, this place is identified as Gayapuri. Gaya experienced the rise and fall of many dynasties in the Magad region. From the 6th century BC. Until the XVIII century d. C., between 2300 and 2400 d. C., Gaya has always held an important place in the cultural history of the region. Bimbisara, the fifth heir to life and government around 519 BC. C., projected Gaya to the outside world. The region occupies an important place in the history of civilization and experienced the happiness of Buddha Shakyamuni and Nobita Bhagwan during the reign of Bimbisara. After the brief period of the Nanda Dynasty, as Ashoka (272 BC-232 BC) believed in Buddhism, Gaya and the entire Magadha region were under the rule of the Maurya Dynasty. He visited Gaya and built the first temple in Bodh Gaya to commemorate the supreme enlightenment of Prince Gautama. 

 The Hindu revival period began with the arrival of the Gupta family in the 4th and 5th centuries AD. Samudragupta of Magadh helped bring Gaya into the spotlight. It was the seat of the Bihar district during the Gupta Empire. After the Battle of Busa in 1764, the place was finally taken over by the British. Gaya was part of the Behar and Ramgarh districts until 1864. It was granted the status of an independent district in 1865. 

 Subsequently, in May 1981, the Bihar government created the Magad branch, which included Gaya, Navada, Aurangabad, and Jehanabad districts. When Gaya District was created in 1865, all these districts were at the district level. 

 Gaya saw three separate districts in its territory: Aurangabad and Navada in 1976 and Jehanabad in 1988. It is currently part of the red corridor. 

 Gaya has historical significance and is one of the top tourist attractions in India. Gaya is located 116 kilometers south of Patna, the capital of Bihar. It is the second largest city in the state, with a population of 470,839, and is the seat of the Gaya and Magad districts. The city is surrounded by small rocky mountains on three sides and the Palgu River to the east.

Facts & Culture

Although Buddhism was born in Gaya, Hinduism also evolved into a religion in Gaya. Gaya plays an important role in the two major religions in India, and their art and culture should obviously be very rich. In fact, Gaya is one of the few places in India where Buddhist and Hindu cultures seamlessly merge to form a unique culture. Here is a detailed introduction to the cultural spirit and lifestyle of the Gaya people, including their important festivals, language, Gaya and Buddhism are inseparable. In Gaya, no place reflects and celebrates Buddhist culture more than the small town of Bodh Gaya. The combination of Buddhism and Hinduism clearly added to this place a huge cultural enthusiasm. A week-long cultural festival or religious festival, usually held in September. The place where this religious festival takes place is the famous Vishnu Temple, which is one of the sacred temples in Bihar. Millions of Hindus from all over India flocked to the Vishnupad temple complex and swam in the nearby river to obtain Moksha (salvation) for the deceased souls of their ancestors. The entire ceremony is called Pind dan in Hindi and this religious practice has been around for thousands of years.

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