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Gaya (gī´ə), city (1991 pop. 294,427), Bihar state, E central India. The region is sacred to Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims, who visit the temple of Vishnupad [Sanskrit,=Vishnu's footstep]. Bodh Gaya, the site of the Buddha's enlightenment, is 6 mi (10 km) to the south. The city, a district administrative center, has road, rail, and air transportation. There are processing industries for cotton, jute, sugar, and stones. Tobacco and betel leaves are traded.

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Gaya

Gaya City on the Phalgu River, Bihar state, ne India. It is a pilgrimage centre sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Buddha received enlightenment nearby, and the God Vishnu is said to have sacrificed the demon of Gaya. Pop. (2001) 383,197.

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Gayā

Gayā (Hindu sacred city): see BODHGAYĀ.

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