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Ayodhya

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Ayodhya is one of the seven sacred cities of India. Situated just about 10 Km from the district headquarters of Faizabadon the on the right bank of river Ghagra or Saryu,,Ayodhya is a city of temples of several religions.

Ayodhya is also the birth-place of Lord Rama, the hero of the epic Ramayana. There are many spots and shrines hallowed by Lord Rama and his espouse Sitaís name.

Ayodhya

From 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.

Kanak Bhawan  

This has images of Sri Rama and Sita wearing gold crowns. It is also known as Sone-ke-Ghar.

The Hanuman Garhi  

Situated in 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.  

A massive structure in the shape of a four sided fort with circular bastions at each corner houses a temple of Hanuman and is the most popular shrine in Ayodhya.   

Ramkot  

The chief 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 India 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).  

Swarg Dwar  

According to mythology, Lord Rama is said to have been cremated here.  

Mani Parbat and Sugriv Parbat  

The first of these ancient earth mounds is identified with a stupa built by the Emperor Ashoka, while the second is believed to be an ancient monastery.  

Treta ke Thakur  

This temple stands at the place where Rama is said to have performed the Ashvamedha Yajnya. About 300 years ago the Raja of kulu built a new temple here, which was improved by Ahalyabai Hokar of Indore 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.  

Nageshwarnath Temple  

The temple of Nageshwarnath is said to have been established by Kush the son of Rama. Legend has it that Kush lost his armlet, while bathing in the Saryu, which was picked up by a Nag-Kanya, who fell in love with him. As she was a devotee of Shiva, Kush 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.  

Other places of interest  

Rishabhadeo 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 Ayodhya.    

The best time to visit :-  The best time to visit Ayodhya is between October to March

How To Get There Ayodhya is located in Uttar Pradesh
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Nearest Airport is Lucknow
By Train 
Well Connected with Rail .
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Located 134 kms from Lucknow

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