Ayodhya itenary: Discovering Divine Beauty and Spiritual Wonders
The ancient city of Ayodhya, situated on the banks of holy river Saryu is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ram. Ayodhya was historically known as Saketa. The early Buddhist and Jain canonical texts mention that the religious leaders Gautama Buddha and Mahavira visited and lived in the city.
You can reach Ayodhya by any means of transportation it has all the connectivity like Airport, Railway Stations, Bus Stations
We have put together some famous and important places and spots that should definitely be the part for your next itinerary to the mystical city Ayodhya, also regarded as one of the seven most important pilgrimages (Saptapuri) for Hindus.
HANUMAN GARHI MANDIR
It is believed that a child is the strongest and the most confident when he sits in his mother’s lap. The Hanuman Garhi temple can boast of such strength. It is considered to be the most powerful seat of Lord Hanuman as he sits and enjoys in his mother Anjani’s lap here. Legend has it that Lord Hanuman lived here in a cave and guarded the Janmabhoomi or Ramkot. Devotees believe that all their wishes are granted with a visit to this holy shrine.
Just a few minutes away is Kanak Bhawan. Legend goes that Ram was coming home with his bride, Janaki, the beautiful daughter of Raja Janak. Kaikeyi was in a dilemma – what would be a good ‘mukh dikhai’ for the first daughter-in-law of Raja Dashrath? She didn’t want anyone to feel she was any less a mother to Ram than Maa Kaushalya, so, a palace for the newlyweds would be ideal, she thought. Kanak Bhawan, dating back to Treta Yug, is the beautiful palace that she gifted to Sita. The beautiful idols of Goddess Sita along with Lord Ram and his three brothers at Kanak Bhawan are a delight to sore eyes.
One of the major attractions in Ayodhya, the Ram Janambhoomi temple is considered to be the birthplace of Lord Ram, and is hence thronged by devotees. Find out more about ram Janmabhoomi at our Ram Janmabhoomi blog.
VALMIKI RAMAYAN BHAWAN
This place is famous for the Valmiki Ramayana which has been engraved beautifully on marble here. When a devotee’s wish is fulfilled, he comes here to submit text copies filled with ‘सीता राम’ written several thousand times, at the Ram Naam Bank.
No trip to Ayodhya is complete without a visit to ghats of the sacred Saryu river. Do visit this sacred ghat, it is believed to be the spot where Lord Rama took Jal Samadhi. It is here that Lord Rama took his last dip and was never seen again in human form. You can also take a boat ride on the river Saryu, which is known to be the abode of hundreds of dolphins! And while you are here, try the pakodas and corn-on-the-cob available on the ghat.
It is believed that this ancient fort was gifted to King Sugreev by Lord Ram when he returned back to Ayodhya after 14 years in exile. This fort is situated adjacent to the Hanuman Gahri Fort, but on higher ground. This fort is now converted into a training center for Hindu religious teachings. Lord Sugreev is worshipped here with high devotion and dedication by his followers.
he Magnificent Abode of King Dashrath Such is the splendor and allure of this fascinating tourist destination, it may still sound like an understatement to say that the Dashrath Mahal in Ayodhya is an extraordinary location to visit. Its distance from Hanuman Garhi is 50 meters. This location is more than just a tourist place to sightsee. This location is highly sought after due to its beautiful architecture and elite standards.
As per the Ramayana, Lord Hanuman uprooted a whole mountain containing the Sanjeevani Booti to cure Lord Lakshman, who got wounded by Meghnath. While carrying the whole Parbat or mountain in his palm, a little part of it fell on the ground, which is now called Mani Parbat in Ayodhya.