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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 (Hindu sacred city): see BODHGAYĀ.