GAYA The visits to Ganga, Gaya and Godavari are only worldly works. (Basant Namdev, p. 1196) He goes to Gaya and offers rice-balls. (Gond Namdev, p. 873) It is one of the seven sacred puris (places of religious merit) of Hindus. It is a famous pilgrim station not only of Hindus, but also of Buddhists. It was here that Buddha attained Nirvana. The Hindus have to pass through a narrow passage here in order to destroy all their sins. According to Hindu belief, that if the rice-balls are offered here on behalf of the manes, the manes attain salvation.
1. Kohli, Surindar Singh (ed), Dictionary of Mythological References in Guru Granth Sahib, 1993