Author: Mr. V Rajagopalan
Gaya shraddham finds mentions in Vishnu Sutra and Vayu Purana.
Gaya, on the banks of the Phalgu River in Bihar, is a venerated place for both Hindus and Buddhists. Hindus visit Gaya to offer “pindadhAn” ( offering balls of rice) to the souls of their departed ancestors to provide salvation for them. Under the banyan tree known as “akshayavaTa”(immortal banyan tree)