The ancient city of Ayodhya


June 14, 2020

The ancient city of Ayodhya is known by most to be the setting of the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana and is known to be the birthplace of the God king Ram. The city is located at the bank of Sarayu River and was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Kosala. The city was known to be founded by the Hindu deity Manu and is believed to be  9000AD year old. It is one of the most frequented pilgrims spots and is famous for is various temple which are visited by people of various Indian religion. Here’s the list of the best places to visit in Ayodhya.

Ram Janmbhoomi Temple – The area although has been a enter of dispute since the destruction of the Babari Masjid, the Ram Janmbhoomi Temple is one of the major attractions in Ayodhya. The place is considered to be the birthplace of the God king Ram 17th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The original temple was destroyed by the Mughal emperor Babar in 1528AD  and built a masque at the site. The Ram Janmbhoomi Temple is a highly revered site for Hindu devotees.

Moti Mahal – The place is situated in the nearby town Faizabad and is famous for its unique architecture and is frequented by many tourist one of the fine specimens in Mughal Architecture , the Moti Mahal was the residence of wife of Nawab Shuja-Ud-daula and was constructed in 1743AD.

Hanuman Garhi – The temple is characterised by the 70 steep steps that should be scaled in order to reach the temple complex. The temple is best visited during any major Hindu festival. One of the most famous temple in Ayodhya, Hanuman Garhi is dedicated to the mighty Monkey God Lord Hanuman and was built by the Nawab of Awadh.

Treta ka Thakur – The place is considered to be the spot where Lord Ram performed on Ashwamedha Yagya. Treta ka Thakur to an ancient temple located the bank of Sarayu River in Ayodhya. The temple is said to house the idols of Lord Ram which was carved in the ancient times out of bank sandstones.

Kanak Bhawan – Kanak Bhawan is one of the most elaborately detailed places in Ayodhya and the architecture is marvelous. The spot at which the temple is built was considered to houses another temple which was gifted to sita immediately after her marriage by Lord Ram’s step mother Kaikeyi. The temple was later removed by King Vikramaditya of the Paramara dynasty and again rebuilt in 1891.

Guptar Ghat – The Ghat also has various temples and aarti is held everyday. Guptar Ghat is considered to be the place where the God king Ram is said to have drowned himself in a ‘Jal Samadhi ‘to leave for his holy abode called the Vaikuntha. The Ghat is located at the bank of Sarayu River and is an important pilgrims spot for the Hindus.

Gulab Bari – The name Gulab Bari is due to the various rose gardens which are located by the water fountains that adorn the place. The monument is located in Faizabad near Ayodhya and is the tomb of the Nawab Shuja-Ud-daula. The architecture is a cross between the Hindu and the Mughal style aften described as the Nawabi style.

Mausoleums of Bahu Begum – The architecture style once again is the distinctive Nawabi style and the well maintained and lush green garden and the tomb is built in white marble. The place is a definitive visit. The Mausoleums of Bahu Begum or Bahu Begum ka Makabara is another important historical monument located in the holy town of Ayodhya. The tomb was built in 1816 as the resting place of Shuja -Ud-daula’s wife Bahu Begum.

Nageshwarnath Temple – The temple was built by Lord Ram’s son Kush. It is believed that while taking bath in the river Sarayu king Kush lost his amulet. The amulet was returned to him by a Nag-Kanya, who fell in love with him. The temple stands amidst numerous. “Matthas “and “Akhadaras ” that makeup the city. In the temple festival of Shivaratri is celebrated with fervour.

Dashrath Bhavan – Dashrath Bhavan, which is situated in the heart of Ayodhya has been constructed on the same place where Raja Dashrath resided. At present, the place houses a Shrine with Lord Ram, along with Lakshmana and Sita as the main deities.

Ramkatha Park – The park also acts as a venue for organising public gathering and different cultures festival. This park is also used to host spiritual discourse unlimited recitals and many other activities. In the evening various renowned artists perform in the park. The park was built about 2 year ago, is famous for conducting varied types of religious events.

Sita ki Rasoi – Sita ki Rasoi is believed to be the place where Sita cooked food for her family for the first time after her marriage to Lord the temple also has beautiful statues of the four brothers Ram, Lakshmana, Bharat and Shatrughana along with their wives Sita, Urmila, Mandavi and Srutakirti. Sita ki Rasoi is located to the north western corner of Ram Janmbhoomi in Ayodhya.

Tulsi Smarak Bhavan – Popular belief states that at the site. Tulsi Das composed Ramcharitmanas, which is also known as Ramayana. In 1988, Ramkatha Museum was established within the institution. Tulsi Smarak Bhavan which was built by in memory of the poet Goswami Tulsi Das. The institution is used to sing bhajan and kirtans and host prayer meetings.

Ram ki Paidi – Ram Ki Paidi is situated near Nayaghat and was built between 1984 and 1985. A group of bathing ghats on the bank of river of Sarayu, these are visited by large number of pilgrims. Pilgrims visit the Paidi to have a holy bath along with the long flight of steps that go in parallel lines to the river water for the bath water from river Sarayu is fetched by motor pumps, U.P Government maintains the whole structure.

Being an ancient city with a rich Hindu culture and tradition Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh is one of the most revered pilgrims cities in India.“If you want visit Ayodhya  our company  provides complete Tour  Package, book online from our site and gets instant discount”.

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