An Ancient City on the Banks of the River Saryu
Ayodhya is an ancient town located on the banks of the river Saryu in Uttar Pradesh. Considered as one of the seven sacred cities of Hindus, it played an important role in the epic of Ramayana as it is the birthplace of Shri Ram. According to Ramayana, Ayodhya was the capital of the kingdom of Kosala, and Rama was born as the crown prince of Ayodhya, making the city a perfect setting for this revered epic. The history is divided into different yugas namely the Satya yuga, Treta yuga, Dwapara Yuga and Kali yuga. The events of Ramayana are set in the Treta yuga while the Mahabharata happened in the Dwapara yuga. Check out The House of Ram’s Exquisite Art Collection inspired by the timeless epic of Ramayana.
Ayodhya's history can be traced back to the Vedic period. It finds mention in various ancient texts, including the Rigveda. Ayodhya was the capital of Ikshvaku dynasty, to which Lord Rama, the hero of Ramayana belonged. The Ikshvakus were an ancient ruling lineage, and Ayodhya served as their political and cultural centre.
Significance in Buddhism and Jainism
Ayodhya is also associated with Buddhism and Jainism. It is believed that Gautam Buddha and Mahavira visited the city and lived there. It holds a significant place in the life of the 24th Jain Tirthankara, Mahavira.
Ayodhya was a hub of culture, art, tradition and learning and attracted many scholars, poets, and artists. It is known for its splendid architecture, temples and grand palaces made during various historical periods.
Ram Janambhoomi: The birthplace of Ram, this temple is a religious site for Hindus and attracts pilgrims from all over the country.
Ram ki Paidi: These are a series of ghats on the banks of the river Saryu in Ayodhya. The thirty two ghats draw huge crowds of devotees who come to take a holy dip in the river to wash away their sins. Pilgrims throng the ghats to offer prayers and perform rituals during festivals.
Hanuman Garhi Temple: Dedicated to Hanuman a disciple of Lord Ram, this temple is situated on a hill and offers a great view of the entire city of Ayodhya. This is also where all of our products including our Premium Brass Paduka, are blessed carrying the essence of Shri Ram to your home
Kanak bhavan: This is said to be the place where Sita lived after marriage. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ram and Sita
Nageshwarnath temple: One of the oldest temples in Ayodhya it is dedicated to Lord Shiva
Treta Ke Thakur: This temple is situated on the banks of the Sarayu River and is believed to be the place where Lord Rama performed the Ashwamedha Yagna.
These are just a few of the many places to explore in Ayodhya. The city's historical significance makes it a sought after destination among tourists.
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