the time immemorial, this place has been noted for the performance of various
rituals and Yajnas, including 'Asvamedha Yajna'
Among the places of tourist interest are
the Kanak Bhawan, Bharat Kund, Sita-Rasoi and Hanuman Garhi.
images of Sri Rama and Sita wearing gold crowns. It is also known as Sone-ke-Ghar.
the center of the town, this temple is approachable by a flight of 76 steps.
Legend has it that Hanuman lived here in a cave and guarded the Janambhoomi or
Ramkot. The main temple contains the statue of Maa Anjani, with Bal Hanuman seated
on her lap. The faithful believe that all their wishes are granted with a visit to
this holy shrine.
structure in the shape of a four sided fort with circular bastions at each corner
and is the most popular shrine in Ayodhya.
place of worship in Ayodhya is the site of the ancient citadel of Ramkot which
stands on an elevated ground in the western part of the city. Although visited by
pilgrims throughout the year, this sacred place attracts devotees from all over
and abroad, on `Ram Navamií, the day of Lordís birth, which is celebrated with
great pomp and show, in the Hindu month of Chaitra (March-April).
mythology, Lord Rama is said to have been cremated here.
Parbat and Sugriv Parbat
The first of
these ancient earth mounds is identified with a stupa built by the Emperor
while the second is believed to be an ancient monastery.
stands at the place where Rama is said to have performed the Ashvamedha
About 300 years ago the Raja of kulu built a new temple here, which was improved
by Ahalyabai Hokar of
during 1784, at the same time the adjoining Ghats were also built. The initial
idols in black sandstone were recovered from Saryu and placed in the new temple,
famous as Kaleram-ka-Mandir.
is said to have been established by
the son of Rama. Legend has it that
lost his armlet, while bathing in the Saryu, which was picked up by a
who fell in love with him. As she was a devotee of Shiva,
erected this temple for her. It is said that this has been the only temple to have
survived till the time of Vikramaditya, the rest of city had fallen into ruins and
was covered by dense forests. It was by means of this temple that Vikramaditya was
able to locate Ayodhya and the sites of different shrines here. The festival of
Shivratri is celebrated here with great pomp and splendor.
places of interest
Jain Temple, Brahma Kund, Amawan Temple, Tulsi Chaura, Laxman
Quila, Angad Tila,
Shri Rama Janaki Birla Temple, Tulsi Smarak Bhawan, Ram ki
Paidi, Kaleramji ka Mandir, Datuvan Kund, Janki Mahal, Gurudwara Brahma Kund
Ji, Ram Katha Museum,
Valmiki Ramayan Bhawan, are among other places of interest in
The best time to visit :- The best
time to visit Ayodhya is between October
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