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 (gə-yä′, gī′ə)
A city of northeast India south of Patna. The surrounding area is sacred to Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims.
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(ˈɡɑːjə; ˈɡaɪə)
(Placename) a city in NE India, in Bihar: Hindu place of pilgrimage and one of the holiest sites of Buddhism. Pop: 383 197 (2001)
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(ˈgɑ yə, ˈgaɪ ə, gəˈyɑ)

a city in central Bihar, in NE India: Hindu center of pilgrimage. 246,778.
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'And thus it was, O Fountain of Wisdom, that I decided to go to the Holy Places which His foot had trod - to the Birthplace, even to Kapila; then to Mahabodhi, which is Buddh Gaya - to the Monastery - to the Deer-park -to the place of His death.'
Maybe he will go with me to Buddh Gaya. Thence north and west to Kapilavastu, and there will I seek for the River.
I know not how to express my meaning more plainly or more personally than I have done already in one of the last chapters (Aphorism 382) of the fifth book of the 'Gaya Scienza'."
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" Since both the brothers are fluent in Japanese, as they have worked as tourist guides in Gaya and elsewhere, nobody suspected anything in their village," Akhilesh Singh, station house officer ( SHO) of Fatehpur police station said.
Upon entering the site of Bodh Gaya today, one immediately notices international pilgrims chanting, listening to dharma talks, circumambulating, prostrating, and sitting in silent meditation.
The Bodh Gaya temple management committee (BTMC) and the district police have also arranged security measures in and around the Mahabodhi temple.
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