The Mausoleum is located in the same walled garden as Mausoleum of Sultan Khusrau. Sultan Purveiz was the son of the Emperor Jehangir and brother of Khusrau.
March 1790: "Gyah is a place of great antiquity, much resorted to by the Hindoos..." In addition to the Vishnupad Temple, many other shrines were visited by the pilgrims who flocked to Bodhgaya, a site South of the city where Buddha's englightenment is said to have occurred.
The Akshai Vata, or undying banyan tree, stood half a mile South. As Thomas Daniell observed "fragments of mutilated idols, the work of Mahomeddan intolerance..[were] still regarded with veneration".