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Old Gaya from the outskirts looking west. Brahmajuni hill & temple in the distance

Photograph of Old Gaya taken by Thomas Fraser
Peppé in 1870.The town of Gaya is situated on the bank of the
Falgu river with the Rajgir Hills beyond. It is closely associated
with Buddhism for its close vicinity to Bodhgaya but since the 10th
century it has also been an important Hindu religious centre. The
extant buildings date not earlier than the 18th century but there
are also some remains of…