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.
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
mple is part of famous Saptapuri Yatra.
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.
Devotees are advised to dress in clean and conservative attire
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.
The chief priest appointed by the court, is authorised to offer daily prayers at the disputed site