Gaya Temple Bihar, Timings, History, Opening and Closing Dates
Gaya Temple History
As per the folklore, Gayasura did penance for Lord Vishnu and got the boon that whoever sees him will reach Heaven. Gayasura increased his body size with the intention that everyone on the Earth will reach Heaven. Indra (King of Heaven) approached supreme gods Lord Vishnu, Lord Siva and Lord Brahma that there is an imbalance in the creation. The supreme gods approached Gayasura in the form of Brahmin and requested to perform Yagna on top of his body. They also laid the condition that he should not move for 7 days otherwise he will be killed. Gayasura raised his body to create the platform for Yagna. To bear the pain Gayasura went to sleep counting number of days based on the rooster crowing in the early hours. On the final day, Lord Siva in the form of a Cock crowed much early. Gayasura not knowing this woke up and disturbed the Yagna. For this mistake Gayasura ready offer himself. Impressed Devas appeared before him and granted a wish that the places where he laid down will become holy shrines. Head part will be the holy abode of Lord Vishnu and is called Siro Gaya, Navel to be Lord Brahma and is called by Nabhi Gaya and Lord Siva will be at the feet and is called by Pada Gaya. Also granted one more wish that whoever offers Pinda Pradhan at these place will credit their ancestors.
Gaya Temple Timings
How to reach Gaya Temple?
- The nearest airport is at Gaya which is well connected with Delhi and other major cities.
- The nearest railway station is at Gaya. The direct trains are available from all parts of the country.
- Patna station is 102 km from Gaya.
- The direct bus is available from Patna to Gaya at regular intervals.
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