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“One the top stops for Hindu pilgrimage”
Review of Vishnupad Temple

Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Gaya
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“One the top stops for Hindu pilgrimage”
Reviewed May 3, 2010

Vishnupad temple is known as the Hindu site for moksha..the place where one goes to God, Lord Vishnu, the preserver.

Every year, end of September there is a throng of people visiting the place in a time called Pitrapaksha. At this time, Vishnupad temple and other Centers of Gaya become a site for 'Pinda daan', a custom that each Hindu has to fulfill in his life to ensure 'moksha' for one's ancestors. It's a must.

So, every Hindu has to visit Gaya and the Vishnupad temple, once atleast. If he fails, his sons would for him, and so on.

The Best thing is the calmness, the Yogis, the rituals happening all around. Gives you the Indianess, the ecstasy. Though its not a all day visit place. You can choose to walk into the narrow streets of the Gaya old town that lies all aroun d the temple premises and choose to visit the old dharamshalas and numerous small temples that exist.

In summers, you must bring with you the summer gear as its really hot here, though the best visit time is, NOV Dec, temp is not that high and neither its too low. Plus, you will get to see many attractions in Bodh Gaya which is 15kms. from the temple.
This will make it a complete visit. You can go to Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodh Gaya, Koderma, and many other places that lie around.

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