Ayodhya-The Ram Janam Bhumi

Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi
Shri Kanak Bhawan Ayodhya Ji

Ayodhya is the holiest city for all Hindus worldwide. Ayodhya is famous worldwide due to it is the birthplace of the Hindu’s Lord Shri Ram. Lord Shri Ram was the 7th Avatar of God Vishnu. Most popularly in local or in India called Ayodhya as ‘Ram Janam Bhumi’.

Ayodhya is an ancient city of Uttar Pradesh, India which is among the Hindus seven sacred cities. For Lord Rama’s devotees, Ayodhya is an important pilgrim. Every year lots of Lord Shri Ram devotees come to Ayodhya for Hindus very famous festival Ram Navami.

There was a small Ram Mandir at the birthplace of Lord Shri Ram. There was no grand temple of Lord Shri Ram till the year 2020 due to the ‘Ayodhya dispute’.

After more than 500 years a long time Ayodhya dispute, on November 9, 2019, the Supreme Court of India finally ruled the dispute and given the order in favor of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas and said to constructed Shri Ram Mandir at the said Ram Janambhumi in Ayodhya.

In the year 2020, on the 05 August, Bhoomi Pujan for the Shri Ram Mandir was organized at the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya.

After the end of the Ayodhya dispute and construction of the Shri Ram Mandir starting, Ayodhya has now become a good tourist and pilgrim destination for all Shri Ram devotees.

Ayodhya-The Ram Janam Bhumi
Raja Dasrath ji ka mahal

Tourist Places To Visit in Ayodhya

There are lots of places to visit in Ayodhya. List of important places to see in Ayodhya listed below.
  • Shri Ram Janma Bhoomi
  • The Hanuman Garhi
  • Kanak Bhavan Temple
  • Moti Mahal
  • Sita Ki Rasoi
  • Nageshwarnath Temple
  • Janki Mahal
  • Sri Maniram das Chavani
  • Dashrath Bhavan
  • Tulsi Samarak Bhavan Museum
  • Treta Ke Thakur
  • Guptar Ghat
  • Naya Ghat
  • Ram ki Paidi
  • Sita Ram Mandir
Ayodhya Ram Janam Bhumi
Shri Sita Ram Mandir

Ram Navami in Ayodhya

All Hindu festivals celebrated very well in Ayodhya but Ram Navami is directly related to Lord Shri Ram. As per Hindu mythology, Ram Navami is considered the Birthday of the Lord Shri Ram. So lots of devotees reach from various places all over India to see the Lord Shri Ram in Ayodhya.

There is a river in Ayodhya called Saryu is also very famous. It is said that Shri Ram finally went to heaven through the Saryu River. So the devotees who come to Ayodhya take a bath in the Saryu River. 

Ram Mandir Ayodhya
Shri Dasrath Gaddi

Ayodhya Dispute

India is considered a Hindu country so its name also Hindustan. But to date, there is no Lord Shri Ram temple at Lord Ram’s birthplace in Ayodhya. The reason behind this, there was a dispute behind the land so-called Ram Janambhoomi between Hindus and Muslims. There was a Babri Masjid which was broken by some peoples called Kar Sevaks 1992.

The main concern of the Ayodhya dispute is that Hindus want to rebuild Lord Shri Ram temple at the place of Ram Janambhoomi but the Muslims did not agree with this and they claim that there was a Mosque (Babri masjid) so they will now allow for a Hindu temple on their land.

Now this 500 years old Ayodhya dispute was ended on November 9, 2019, when the Supreme Court of India finally ruled on the dispute and given the order in favor of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas for built Shri Ram Mandir.

Seven Sacred Cities of Hindus

Ayodhya is in the top position in the Hinduism sacred places that related to God Shri Ram. For Hindus, there are seven sacred or divine cities in India. List of all with the reason listed below.

  • Ayodhya- Birthplace of Lord Shri Ram (Ram Janambhumi)
  • Dwarka- Capital of Lord Krishna where he lived after killing Kamsa.
  • Haridwar- The city of Ganga called Gateway to Lord Vishnu.
  • Kanchipuram- Famous for historical Kamakshi Amman Temple of Lord Shiva.
  • Mathura- Birthplace of Lord Krishna.
  • Varanasi- The city of Moksha famous for Lord Shiva Kashi Vishwanath temple.
  • Ujjain- The city of temple famous for Lord Shiva Mahakal temple.

Best Time to visit Ayodhya

February to March during Ram Navami is the best time to visit Ayodhya. That time climate is also good not much hot or not much cold. After this time, you can go to Ayodhya during Diwali in October or November Month of the year.

After the Ayodhya dispute end and Ram Mandir construction started there are lots of tourist activities increased and during Dussera there is a very good Ram Leela organized for the Shri Ram devotees. That time you can also see Ram Leela.

How to Reach Ayodhya

Ayodhya was firstly a town under the Faizabad city but now it is a city. Ayodhya is well connected by road and railway. You will get trains, transport and private buses from various cities for Ayodhya.

By Air: For the airport, you have to go to Lucknow International Airport which is the nearest Airport to Ayodhya. Now, Ayodhya has also its own international airport under construction named Maryada Purshotam Shriram Airport.

By Train: Ayodhya is only a 2-3 hours journey by train from Lucknow city and the nearest railway station is Ayodhya. Faizabad is the second nearest railway station to Ayodhya city. Ayodhya is well connected to the major cities of India like Prayagraj, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, etc.

By Road: By roadways, bus, or private cab you would easily reach Ayodhya in 2-3 hours because it is only 134 km far away from Lucknow.

TouristBug Recommendations

  • You should visit Ayodhya once if you are a follower of Hinduism or believe in Hinduism religion, to better understand it.
  • There are lots of pilgrim places in Ayodhya for tourists and devotees to visit here.
  • The best time to visit Ayodhya would be during the festivals related to Lord Shri Ram like Ramnavami, Dussehra, and Diwali to see the real beauty of Ayodhya city.
  • If you are going to visit Shri Ram Mandir then you should first visit the Hanuman Garhi temple of Lord Hanuman.

Nearby Places to Visit

There are lots of tourist destinations near Ayodhya for the tourist to visit the like Mahadeva in Barabanki, Kalpavriksh in Barabanki, Chandrika Devi Temple in Lucknow, etc.

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