The seat of Ved Vyas or Krishna Dwapayan, Vyas Gaddi is an ancient banyan tree and one of the most significant tourist sites in Naimisharanya. This is the age-old tree under which Ved Vyas narrated the Hindu scriptures like Vedas, Shastras, and Puranas. This ancient tree is said to be more than 5000 years old, and hence, it traces its history from the time of Mahabharata. Since Ved Vyas used to sit under this tree, it is renowned as the name Vyas Gaddi, where Gaddi refers to 'Seat'. At this popular tourist site in Naimisharanya, there is a small shrine dedicated to Ved Vyas. Inside the temple, there are triangular piles of clothes that represent the presiding deity of the temple. An interesting feature of this Hindu sacred site in Uttar Pradesh is the boards that provide information about the scriptures written here. The temple is surrounded by other renowned pilgrimage sites of Naimisharanya. The sacred site of Vyas Gaddi is also famous as the place where Sri Satyanarayana Vratha Katha was first narrated by Vyasa.
Naimisharanya, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh 261402, India.
The sacred site of Vyas Gaddi remains open all day a week for tourists, from Sunday to Saturday between sunrise to sunset.
The best time to visit Vyas Gaddi is the winter season, which starts in October and ends in February. This season is marked by cool and pleasant weather conditions.