Gaya District was established in the year of 1865. Gaya was a part of the district
of erstwhile Behar and Ramgarh till 1864. It was given the status of independent
district in 1865. Subsequently, in May 1981, Magadh Division was created by the
Bihar State Government with the districts of Gaya, Nawada, Aurangabad and Jehanabad.
All these districts were at the level of sub-division when the Gaya district was
created in 1865.