Vishnupad Mandir

Vainavam

 

Overview

Vishnupad Mandir Gaya is located in Gaya which is 100 kms away from Patna, the capital of Bihar. Dedicated to Lord vishnu. Gaya was historically a part of ancient Magadh Empire. Whole of the city is located along the river Phalgu.
 
The present building of the temple was built by the ruler of Indore, Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar in 1787. The temple was built on the banks of the river Falgu. The 40cm long footprint of Lord Vishnu is imprinted in solid rock and surrounded by a silver plated basin.
 
On the southwest of the Vishnupad Temple there is a Brahmajuni Hills which is built above 1000 stone steps. There are many other small temples near. The main focus in this temple complex, which is home to 14 temples, is the 30-m high temple of Vishnupad, to the right of the entrance. The temple has eight rows of beautifully carved pillars, which support a mandapa. In the sanctum is the footprint of Vishnu, Gaya’s patron deity, 40-cm long and carved in basalt, placed in an octagonal enclosure. The walls are engraved with the Vishnu Sahasranam. Above the Vishnupad is a silver umbrella (the chat khappar), engraved with the different avatars of Vishnu. Atop the structure is a 50-kilo gold flag, donated by a devotee, Gayapal Panda Bal Govind Sen. To the right of the entrance is a temple to Garuda, Vishnu’s vahan. The main bronze bell in the compound was presented by Ranjit Pandey, minister of the erstwhile King Rana of Nepal. Another bell that hangs at the entrance was gifted by a British officer named Gillander, in January 1790. Also within the complex are temples to Shiva, Panchamukhi, Hanuman, the 16 vedis, Sakshi Gopal, Krishna Dwaraka, Indra, a shrine to Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar, and the Adi Gadadhar Mandir, from where one descends to the Phalgu River. The temple is almost always filled with many young couples sitting with priests, performing rituals for the well-being of their ancestors.
 
To prevent immoral people from attaining salvation Lord Vishnu asked Gayasura to go beneath the earth and did so by placing his right foot on asura's head. After pushing Gayasura below the surface of earth, Lord Vishnu's foot print remained on the surface that we see even today. The footprint consists of nine different symbols including Shankam, Chakram and Gadham. These are believed to be weapons of the lord. Gayasura now pushed into earth pleaded for food. Lord Vishnu gave him a boon that every day, someone will offer him food. 
 
Temple Timing: 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
 
How to Reach,
This temple is well connected by road to many places like Gaya, Nalanda, Rajgir, Patna, Varanasi, Kolkata.
 
Nearest Railway Station: Gaya Jn 
 
Nearest Airport: Gaya airport
 

Location

Country
India
State
Bihar
City
Gaya
Location
Chand Chourah
Address
Vishnupad Mandir, Chand Chaura, Gaya, Bihar 823001
Contact Info
Phone: 093043 86077
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Vishnupad Mandir, Chand Chaura
Nearest Railway Station
Gaya Jn (GAYA)
Nearest Airport
Gaya Airport
NE
latitude : 11.883000370 longitude :3.433000088
Corporation : Gaya
GPS Code : DRRG
Open Year
1787
Architect
Shikhara
Dedicated To
Queen Ahilya Bai Holkar
Visiting Hours
6:30 am to 7:30 pm

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  • Vishnupad Mandir Gaya is located in Gaya which is 100 kms away from Patna, the capital of Bihar. Dedicated to Lord vishnu. Gaya was historically a part of ancient Magadh Empire. Whole of the city is located along the river Phalgu.

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