Planning for a Religious Tour? How About the Birthplace of Lord Rama, Ayodhya?
Lord Rama was one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu who manifested himself on the earth in the form of a human. He was born to the king of Ayodhya, Dasaratha and Mata Kaushalya. So, being the birthplace of Lord Rama, the land of Ayodhya is much revered in the hearts of the Hindus. In fact, Ayodhya has been regarded as one of the seven most important pilgrimage sites (Saptapuri) of the Hindus.
This is the reason; Ayodhya has now become a significant place for religious tourism among the divine devotees of the Lord. Let’s have a sneak peek of some of the amazing places to visit in Ayodhya. Quickly grab a flight and trot the land of the God himself.
Chakravarti Maharaj Dashrath Mahal
Also known as Bada Asthan and Badi Jagah, the palace is renowned as it was the place where King Dasharatha of Solar family resided with his kith and kin and ruled the city. Now the place embezzles with a temple, crowning the deities, Lord Rama and his brothers, as well as Goddess Sita. The aura of the place is breathtakingly serene and one is bound to get soaked in the spirituality blanketed here. The best time when the place glitters with gala and show is during the festivals of Diwali, Kartik Mela, Ram Vivah, Shravan Mela and Chaitra Ramnavami. During these festivities, the footfall of the devotees increases manifold and it is when the real feel of a typical Indian festival, proliferating with life and utmost joy can be felt and experienced.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Nageshwara Temple has an interesting legend behind it. It was established by none other than the son of Lord Rama, Kush. That is the reason every year on the day of Shivratri, it witnesses a plethora of devotees, who mushroom the place with pleading eyes and hopeful hearts. While bathing in the river Sarayu, which flows through the city of Ayodhya, Kush lost his armlet, which was retrieved by the Nag-Kanya who fell in love with him. Kush built her this temple as she was a trifle devotee of Lord Shiva. The best part about the temple is that it survived the destruction of Ayodhya after lord Rama’s era and it was by means of this temple that Vikramaditya found Ayodhya.
As much is the devotion for Lord Rama, same it is for his devotee, Lord Hanuman. The Hanuman Garhi is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman and it is believed to be the residence of Hanuman during the time of the epic Ramayana. The temple has a shrine of Goddess Anjani with baby Hanuman in her lap. The temple is believed to fulfill the wishes of all the devotees, as is believed by the locals.
Sita Ki Rasoi
Visit this quintessential place, Sita Ki Rasoi and catch the real essence of Goddess Sita. It is the place where she first cooked food for her family after her marriage to Lord Rama. The temple resides the statues of Lord Rama and his brothers, along with their wives.
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