Old Gaya from the top of the hill on the opposite bank of Phulgo River
Photographer: Peppé, Thomas Fraser
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of old Gaya from the top of the hill on the opposite bank of Falgu river. 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 sculptures from the 9th-10th century Pala period.