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Pindadan begins in Gaya, million pilgrims expected

The fortnight-long Pitrapaksh period, considered by the Hindus as auspicious for offering `pindadan` -- religious service seeking salvation for the dead from the cycle of rebirth, began in Bihar`s Gaya town on Thursday.

Nalanda flooded, 6 rivers including Ganga flowing above dangerous red marks in Bihar

The Falgu river on Sunday inundated a vast area in Nalanda district affecting 10,000 people, while the water level in the Ganga and five other rivers has crossed the danger mark at different places in Bihar.

Phailin brings abundant water in holy Falgu river in Gaya

Cyclone Phailin which triggered heavy rainfall in neighbouring Jharkhand, has proved a boon for the famous religious town of Gaya in Bihar filling the otherwise dry Falgu river with abundant flow.