Ayodhya - A City Crafted by Gods

Ayodhya, or Saket, an ancient Indian city linked to the Ramayana, is the birthplace of Lord Rama and the capital during Dasharatha's rule. Historically prosperous and well-fortified, it housed a sizable population.

Founded by mythic figure Manu, as per Hindu belief and the Ramayana, the city served as the capital of the Suryavanshi dynasty, with Lord Rama as its renowned king.

Who founded Ayodhya?

Two-story UP temple, 128 ft tall, features Bansi Paharpur pink sandstone, 360 Nagar Style pillars. The ground floor depicts Lord Ram's life; the first floor showcases his Darbaar. Complex, 57 acres, designates 10 acres for the main temple, reserves rest for smaller temples around Ram Mandir.

Exquisite Features in Temple Design

Ayodhya Ram Mandir utilizes special "Shri Ram" inscribed bricks, called Ram Shilas, unused for 30 years. A new batch, crafted with Domath Soil and Lord Ram's name, comprises 51,000 donated 3 kg bricks for construction.

Special Bricks Used for Construction

Ayodhya hosts various festivals including Deepotsav, Ram Navami Mela, Shravan Jhula Mela, Ram Lila, Parikramas (Antargrahi, Panchkoshi, Chaturdashkoshi), and more.

Land of festivals

Raja Darshan Singh constructed the Saryu River ghats in the early 19th century, adorned with temples dedicated to Sita-Ram and Narasingh. The sacredness of the area has enhanced the Chakrahari and Guptahari shrines.

The long line of Ghats

Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama, is the primary among the seven significant Hindu pilgrimage sites, known as Mokshdayini Sapt Puris.

 Most important pilgrimage site

Key attractions in the city include Ramkot, Hanuman Garhi, Tulsi Smarak Bhawan, Shri Nageshwarnath Temple, Kanak Bhawan, Mani Parbat, Korean Park, Dashrath Bhawan, and more.

Some famous sites to visit

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