220px-The-vishnupud-temple-gaya, Vishnupad Mandir, Bihar
220px-The-vishnupud-temple-gaya, Vishnupad Mandir, Bihar

Vishnupad Mandir, Bihar

Date built:rebuilt 1787
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Architectural style:Shikhara
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Locale:Gaya
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Vishnupada Mandir is an ancient temple in Gaya, India. It is a Hindu temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu.This temple is located along the Falgu River, marked by a footprint of Lord Vishnu known as Dharmasila, incised into a block of basalt. The Bhumihar Brahmans were the traditional priest of the temple in the ancient time. Now the Brahamkalpit Brahman who are known as Gayawal Tirth Purohit or Panda are the priests. Several legendary saintas Ramanujacharya, Madhvacharya, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Sri Ramakrishna have visited this shrine.

 

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The construction date of temple is unknown and it is believed that Rama along with Sita had visited this place.The present day structure was rebuilt by Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar, the ruler of Indore, in 1787, on the banks of the Falgu river. A flight of 1000 stone steps leads to the top of the Brahmajuni hill, 1 km southwest of the Vishnupad mandir. Visitors prefer to go to the top of Brahmajuni hill see the view of temple from top.There are many small temples near this temple

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See also  Khudneshwar Asthan Morwa, Samstipur, Bihar

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