gayā गया

Definition: f. (gaRa varaṇādi-) the city gayā- (famous place of pilgrimage in Behar and residence of the saint gaya-; see ;sanctified by viṣṇu- as a tribute to the piety of gaya-, the rājarṣi-, or (according to another legend) to gaya-, the asura-, who was overwhelmed here with rocks by the gods;the śrāddha- should be performed once at least in the life of every Hindu to his progenitors at gayā-)


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: RTL. p.309, Ya1jn5. i , 260, MBh.
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