Gaya is considered to be the most auspicious place for performing pind daan. Gaya is believed to be the city of Lord Vishnu. The land of Gaya is said to be the land of moksha. According to Garuda Purana, each step taken towards the city of Gaya marks the last steps taken towards heaven.
Pind daan in Gaya is being performed over the bank of the phalgu river in the disguise of the ancestors to offer them sadgati ( the next stage of prosperity).