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“A Hindu temple on the banks of river Falgu in the holy town of Gaya”
Review of Vishnupad Temple

Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Gaya
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

A 200+ years old Hindu temple on the banks of river Falgu is one of the main attractions for anyone visiting the holy city of Gaya. It's has an exquisite architecture and has an interesting history and legend associated with it which will entice both architects and historians alike.

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

this if among holy place for hindus .
The temple have footprint of Visnu, and temple was build by Ahalya Bai. Made of kasauti stone, which is used by jewelers to check whether gold is real or fake.
this place is at the bank of falgu river, though river is dry for most of the year, it gives a pleasant view .
You can taste the taste of local Gaya there, go eat the chaat, golgappe and everything.
Its a mysterious place, if you have a good guide , he can tell you some mind blowing facts.
-- best time to visit
: anytime, August - September is time of pitrapaksha, temlpe will be crowded but it gives another glimpse of India.

2  Thank Gopal A
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We are in Gaya for Pind Daan. There you have to do pind daan in three places - first one on the bank of Falgu river and second one in Vishnupad Temple.

2  Thank jhoola7
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Vishnupad temple's main attraction is what is believed to be Lord Vishnu's Foot Print which is in the centre hall bordered by a hexagon shaped silver frame.

The foot print itself is on a what looks likes a natural rock and one is to put the Pind Daan offerings (if you had went there for this purpose) and pray by positioning your head on the rock and leave with some flowers of prasadams.

A very unique temple with banyan trees, people walking around and the every hungry Pandas who want a piece of every traveller who visits there. Stay focused and try to enjoy the peace which the temple offers despite all this.

Must visit if you are in Gaya or Bodh Gaya

3  Thank Arun Prasanna G
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

This temple' s main deity is Lord Vishnu with the name Gadadhara. It was written that Sri Rama Krishna parama hansa 's original name was Gadadhara as he was born as a result of his father 's worship at this temple.
According to sthala Puranas, this temple originated around the footprint of Lord Vishnu who had to restore balance of creation by subduing Gayasura who was his great devotee. So, Lord granted his boon that whose Evers last rites are performed here, by their sons or heirs, they all will ascend to Heaven. There by he was immortalized by Lord as people from all over the country continue to come to do pinda pradanam to their ancestors . If they can not come, Even by rembering name of Gaya during the ritual is uplifting.!
This place is famous for Mangala Gowri temple as the deity here is one of the 18 centers of Energy( Ashta Dasa shakthi pesetas).!!
Here a geological wonder is that the near by river Phalguni is always empty, even in rainy season, water stay only for a short time and disappear even when surrounding rivers are full. According to the legend this is due to the curse of Sita, Ramas wife. Another feature is one will always get water below the sand even in hot summer!!!

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