We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Holy footprints”
Review of Vishnupad Temple

Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Gaya
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

According to legends a demon king "gayasur" lived in this area. The citizens were terrorized by him so they prayed to Lord Vishnu to protect them. Lord Vishnu appeared in form Lord gadadhar and stepped on the chest of gayasur with his right foot . Gayasur collapsed and his body became the holy city of gaya bounded by pita maheshwar in North, ramshila in south, Mangla gauri in East , pretshila in west and Vishnupad in the center.

The main temple is made up black stones with gold kalash of 21 kg on the main temples shikhar . Once in 2010 the kalash were stolen but the thief's tounge came out and he became blind and returned the kalashas with 10000000/- cash he had stolen from different other places.

In the main temple there is a octagonal boundary within which the footprint is worshipped. Due to time and excessive touches the footprint is now not visible but still few lines are there. There are idols of riddhi-siddhi with Ganesh,durga ma,lakshmi ma,saraswati ma and lakshmi narayan. Outside the gate to "garbhagriha" there are shivalinga with shiva parivar on both sides. On the gate to phalgu ghat on one side there is Lord hanuman and on other side there is idol of Lord gadadhar.

For worship you should buy white flowers , tulsi , chandan , pedas and camphor (kapoor)as these things are favourite to Lord Vishnu. You must also worship the idol of goddess lakshmi with sindoor and Orange flowers

The temple is well kept and coconuts are not allowed inside garbhagriha. You must light all diyas,kapoor and agarbattis outside the temple in spaces provided in the campus. Avoid going during amavasya or pitrpaksh as during that time people conduct shraddh and worshipping God when shraddh is being performed is a bad omen.

3  Thank pushpeshpulkit123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (128)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

16 - 20 of 128 reviews

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I feel very relaxed from mind after visiting Vishnupad Temple.The evening Maha Aarti,darshan of original footprints,the architecture of the temple,the chanting of mantras n rush of people truly attracts me.Yes,you should be aware not to fall in traps of local pandits to offer pind Daan.

1  Thank Poonam J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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.

2  Thank Nishant K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Vishnupad Temple also viewed

Gaya, Gaya District
Gaya, Gaya District
 
Gaya, Gaya District
Gaya, Gaya District
 

Been to Vishnupad Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing