Legends say that Gaya is a very sacred place for ‘Pind Daan’. People visit Gaya during the season of ‘Pitru Dosh’ to wash away all their sins. However Gaya is well known for celebrating ‘Chhath Pooja’ with a great merriment for 4 days and is observed just after ‘Diwali ‘Festival. This Fest is an ancient Hindu Festival which is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun God) to Chhathi Maya who is worshiped as the wife of Lord Sun. It is a belief, before the Sunrise, Devotees gather on the bank of river to offer certain ritual to Lord Surya.