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Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir | Uttar Pradesh, Faizabad

Situated on the banks of Sarayu river is the erstwhile capital of Kosla Kingdom, Ayodhya. It is regarded as one of the most sacred places in the country owing to the belief that it was here that Lord Ram was born. It is believed that King Vikramaditya discovered the place and built a temple celebrating the divinity of Lord Ram. This structure was destroyed by Mughal emperor Babur and a mosque erected in its place. Since years the area has been a site of contention between the Hindus and  Muslims.  It has come under attacks and disputes. The current temple here is a make shift tent which holds the idol of Ram. The cases regarding the site are still pending in court.

Legend

Lord Ram is considered as the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Along with Krishna, they form the most popular avatars of Vishnu. The story of his birth and life are narrated in the epic of Ramayana. It is believed that it is in Ayodhya that Ram was born as the eldest son of King Dasaratha and Kausalya. After his exile and eventual killing of Ravana, Ram returned back to Ayodhya to rule with happiness and peace, the era called Rama Rajya.This t...View more

Architecture

The temples is among the ruins of the earlier structures that existed in the place. It is more of a make-shift arrangement. The shrine holds the idol of Lord Ram, as Ram Lalla. There are steel rods cordoning off the area.

Darsan Info

Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir timings :                                   
Summers - 7.30 AM to 11.30 AM and 4.30 PM to 9.30 PM
Winters - 9 AM to 11 AM and 4 PM to 9 PM
Due to the ongoing dispute, security is very stringent in the area. Devotees should be ready for long and strict security checks. They are not allowed to carry any gadgets, watches, pens, mobiles, car keys, bags etc inside the temple.

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Location and Contact

Sai Nagar, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh

By air - Nearest airport to Ayodhya is in Lucknow which is 130 km from the city. From there buses and private taxis ply to Ayodhya city.
By road/rail - Ayodhya is well connected by train and buses to other parts of UP as well as the country.

Darsan Dresscode

Devotees are advised to dress in clean and conservative attire

Culture

Ayodhya situated on the banks of Sarayu, is one of the Saptapuri, the seven sacred spots of India. Images of not only Hinduism, but also religions like Buddhism, Jainism and Islam can be seen in the city.

Language Spoken:Hindi

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Temple Rituals

The chief priest appointed by the court, is authorised to offer daily prayers at the disputed site

Regular Offerings

Not Available

Special rituals

No special prayers or religious activity is permitted in the temple.

famous Festivals

April - Ram Navami
November - Diwali
* Supreme court has banned any festival celebrations in the temple premise though devotees visit the shrine in large numbers during the auspicious days of Ram Navami & Diwali.

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