In Hinduism, it is a popular belief that for the liberations of the souls of our ancestors, we must perform Pinddaan. According to Ramayan, Lord Ram along with his brother Lakshman and wife Sita performed the Pinddaan at Gaya for his father King Dashrath. The Pinddan puja begins at Falgu river and ends at Akshay Bat. During Pitrupaksh around Sept-Oct, there is a mela organised at Gaya every year. This time is considered to be the best to perform the rituals, however pinddaan can be done all throughout the year.
How do you reach
Airport: Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport/ Bodh Gaya Airport
Railway Station: Patna Junction is connected to major metropolian cities by train
- Vishnupad Temple, Gaya
- The Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya
- 80 ft Buddha Statue, Bodh Gaya
- Walking tour of the surrounding monasteries