How to Reach Ram Janmbhoomi Ayodhya

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Ram Janmabhoomi is one of the major pilgrimage centres for the Hindus of India. This is a vast complex where there are remnants of an old temple. This temple is believed to be the site of a palace where Lord Ram was born. Another part of the complex houses a mosque that was built here during the Mughal era. If one is willing to look beyond the bitter communal disputes and politicking that has taken place over the Ram Janmabhoomi, this is the perfect place to see how India has assimilated various religions and cultures as part of her social fabric and how all these differences exist together as parts of a beautiful whole.

How to Reach Ram Janmbhoomi Ayodhyahow to reach ramjanm bhoomi

Ram Janmabhoomi is located in the town of Ayodhya, Some 8 kilometres from the city of Faizabad to the south of the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Rail Connectivity

As a Hindu pilgrimage destination, there is a railway station at Ayodhya that offers rail connectivity with the rest of the state. The rail station at Faizabad, however, is a major station and offers rail connectivity with major Indian cities including Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Varanasi, Ahmedabad, and Kolkata (Howrah and Sealdah).

Nearest Airport

Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, is at a distance of about 140 kilometres from Ayodhya and houses the nearest airport. Lucknow’s Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport is an international airport and connects the state with the rest of the country and also some international destinations.

Bus Services

Ayodhya is connected with the rest of the state through excellent bus services plying to destinations such as

  1. Gonda (51 kilometres),
  2. Sravasti (109 kilometres),
  3. Gorakhpur (132 kilometres),
  4. Lucknow (134 kilometres),
  5. Allahabad (166 kilometres),
  6. Varanasi (209 kilometres),
  7. Jhansi (441 kilometres)

Getting Around

Taxis are available in the city but are rather expensive. Tongas and tempos are common means of intra-city transport.

Hindu Mythology

According to Hindu mythology and Puranic lore, Rama was one of the ten avataars of Lord Vishnu, the cosmic preserver. To keep a promise he had made, Vishnu was born as the first son of King Dasharath and crown prince of the kingdom of Kosala. Ayodhya, the capital of Kosala, is believed to be Rama’s birthplace. Rama was sent to the forest with his wife and brother to fulfill his father’s promise to his step mother. In the course of these 14 years, Rama’s wife was abducted by a demon called Ravana and an epic war was waged to regain her. A victorious Rama returned to rule from Ayodhya for many years. The city of Ayodhya, also called Saket, was the seat of the Sun Dynasty rulers and a very sacred city, according to Hindu scriptures. According to Jain religious scriptures, the first Tirthankara, Adinath and four other Tirthankaras were born in the city of Ayodhya.

Shrines Inside the Complex

In the city of Ayodhya, it is said that there are about 6000 shrines. It is, however, undoubted that the shrines within the Ram Janmabhoomi complex at Ramkot are deemed most sacred. Some of the major Hindu shrines in this complex include –

  • Ram Janmabhoomi – The room where Rama is believed to have been born.
  • Sita Rasoi – Sita’s kitchen; Sita was Ram’s wife and believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi.
  • Keikai Bhawan – The chambers of Keikai, Ram’s step-mother. The place where Bharat was born.
  • Kaushalya Bhawan – The chambers of Kaushalya, Ram’s mother.
  • Sumitra Bhawan – The chambers of Sumitra, Ram’s step-mother.
  • Angad Tila – Shrine dedicated to Angad, the vanara prince.
  • Lav Kush Temple – Shrine dedicated to Lav and Kush, Ram and Sita’s sons.
  • Hanuman Mandir – Shrine dedicated to God Hanuman.
  • Rang Mahal – The royal entertainment chamber.
    Apart from these, there are hundreds of Hindu temples and shrines, mosques, and Jain temples in Ayodhya that make the city a beautiful one.

History

Taking Hindu mythological records into account, it may be said that the city of Ayodhya over which Ram reigned existed as far back as the Tretha Yug 3 or about 900,000 years ago. This city was rediscovered by King Vikramaditya who rebuilt the temple at the site of Ram Janmabhoomi, Hindus say. If religious records are discounted, historians suggest that the current city of Ayodhya dates back to at least the 7th century AD. It seems a temple of some sort existed at the spot in 1528 when Mir Baqi, a general of the Mughal Emperor Babur raised a mosque at the spot. Ever since, the Ram Janmabhoomi has been at the centre of much conflict and an ongoing tussle. According to news reports from 2003, the Archeological Survey of India seems to have found proof of the Ram temple’s existence predating the mosque at this site. The ASI report, however, is not available in public domain.

Visitor Information

Since bitter disputes and communal violence broke out at the Ram Janmabhoomi, this area is manned by armed security officials round the clock. Visitors are requested to abstain from carrying weapons or suspicious articles. Some shrines may be inaccessible due to security reasons.

Best Time to Visit

In months Sept, Oct, Nov. The weather is totally compatible. The season is moderate so that you can enjoy visit without being exhaust.

Entry Fee

Free

Visit 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
Ram Navami, Dussehra, and Diwali are the biggest festivals celebrated at the Ram Janmabhoomi. Many song and dance programmes are held across Ayodhya, temples undertake special pujas, and thousands of devotees head to the temple.

Places You can Visit

  1. Moti Mahal
    Type: Monument
    Entry: Free
    “Moti Mahal is also known as peral palace. it was reaisdence of Shirajuddin Daula’s wife Bahu Begam. Architecture of the palce is example of Mugal architecture. if is few km from ayoudhya.” – Rohitashwa, Varanasi, Oct 30, 2015
  2. The Hanuman Garhi
    Type: Place Of Worship
    Entry: Free
    “It is most popular temple of Ayodhya. This temple is dedicate of God Hanumanji, It is build of Nawab of Avadh. This temple visit for all hindu mejor festival. it is very good temple. ” – Rohitashwa, Varanasi, Oct 30, 2015
  3. Treta ke Thakur
    Type: Religious Place
    Entry: Free
    “Treta Ke Thakur temple is located at bank of Sariyu river. it is very ancient temple. this temple is said to house of ideal of god Rama which was carve the ancient time out a black sand stone. This place is considered where lord Rama performed…” – Rohitashwa, Varanasi, Oct 30, 2015
  4. Mausoleum of Bahu Begum
    Type: Monument
    “It is very hisotrical holy place. there are also call Bahu begam ka Makbara. The resting place of Suja Ud daula’s wife Bahu Begam. It is construced by Nawad style, there are maintain small garden and the tomb is build with white marble. this place…” – Rohitashwa, Varanasi, Oct 30, 2015
  5. Gulab Bari
    Type: Heritage Site
    Entry: Free
    “There are different types of roses grow and rose garden is there, there attraction of water fountain. this is located Faizabad near Ayodhya. do miss it to visit it. ” – Rohitashwa, Varanasi, Oct 30, 2015
  6. Guptar Ghat
    Type: Religious Place
    Entry: Free
    “This ghat is located at sarayu river. it is pilgrim place of hindu. Gupar Ghat is consisted to the place where the king Ram said downed himsalf into water “JAL SAMADHI” to leave this place and then after shree Rama God is gone to Vaikunth. There…” – Rohitashwa, Varanasi, Oct 30, 2015
  7. Kanak Bhavan
    Type: Place Of Worship
    Entry: Free
    “It is one of the most elaborately detail place of Ayodhya. this temple build was considered to house another temple which gift ed to sita immediatly after her marriage by Lord shree Rama step mother of Kaikai. It is good for visit” – Rohitashwa, Varanasi, Oct 30, 2015
  8. Tulsi Smarak Bhawan
    Type: Offbeat Attraction
  9. Sita Ki Rasoi
    Type: Place Of Worship
    Entry: Free
  10. Ram ki Paidi
    Type: Religious Place
    Entry: Free

Dispute and Communal ViolenceIndiaTv7b0f7e_RamJanmbhoomi

Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya has been the site of religious dissent and much bitterness all through history. In 1992, however, clashes between Hindus and Muslims escalated to unprecedented levels causing disturbances all over the country and affecting the lives of many hundreds. Part of the mosque was demolished and in retaliation, more violence followed. The case was discussed and debated much at the Allahabad High Court which ruled that the area be divided in three parts and handed to three religious organizations for administration. The appeal with the Supreme Court of India still remains pending. We, the citizens of India, can only hope that the verdict brings more peace and harmony to the country and strengthen the social fabric.

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