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Old Gaya from the centre of the town looking north

Old Gaya from the centre of the town looking north

Photographer: Peppé, Thomas Fraser

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 125/1(45)

Item number: 125145

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of old Gaya from the centre of the town looking north. 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 Pala period.

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