Tourist Attractions Allahabad
The main place of worship in
Ayodhya is the site of the ancient citadel of Ramkote, which
stands on a elevated ground in the western part of the city. The
area presently is occupied by buildings, mostly temples &
maths. Athough vistited by pilgrims throughout the year, this
sacred place attracts devotees from all over India & abroad
on 'Ramnavami', the day of the Lord's birth, which is celebrated
with great pomp and show in the Hindu month of chaitra (
Shri Ramjanma Bhoomi
Believed to be discovered by king
Vikramaditya. Opens for devotees between 6.30 to 10.30 A.M. and
3.00 to 6.00 during summer & between 7.30 to 10.30 A.M. and
2.00 to 5.00 P.M. during winter. On the auspicious day of
Ramnavami during chaitra month ( March-April) devotees come here
in large numbers.
The strip of land from Sahasradhara to
Nageshwarnath temple is commonly denoted as Swargdwar. The
buildings on the Ghat facing the river were mainly built during
the reign of Nawab Safdar Jung and his Hindu minister Naval Rai,
who is credited in in particular for their construction. The
buildings and the Ghats offer a fine view. In recent years the
river bed has shifted northwards, leaving the Ghats, therefore
the new Ghats were built around 1960 along with the new bridge.
The 'pairi' as it is popularly known offers an excellent view
from the bridge.
Nageshwarnath is considered to be the
presiding deity of Ayodhya. The temple of Nageshwarnath is said
to have been established by Kush, the son of Lord Rama. Legend
has it that kush lost his armlet while bathing in the river
Saryu, which was picked up by a Nag-Kanya, who fell in love with
him. As she was a devotee lf Lord Shiva, Kush erected this temple
for her. It is said that this has been the only temple to have
survived till the time of king vikramadiya, the rest of city had
fallen into ruins and was covered by dense forests. It was by
means of this temple that king vikmaditya was able to locate
Ayodhya and the sites and different shrines here. The festival of
shivratra is celebrated here with great pomp and splendour. The
present temple built during the reign of sufdarjung by hindu
minister Naval Rai around 1750.
Hanuman Garhi is one of the
most important temples of Ayodhya. Situated in the center of the
town, the temple is approachable by a flight of 76 steps. Legend
has it that lord hunman lived here in a cave and guarded the
ramkot. The present temple was built in the middle of 10th
century, in shape of a four sided ford with circular bastions at
each corner. The temple houses an image of lord hunman.
Kanak Bhawan is one of the
finist temple in Ayodhya. It was built by queen of tikamgarh,
virshbhanu kuvari in 1891. the main temple is built around an
opened inner court in which stands a small shrine of Rampada .
the main idols installed inside the garbhagriha are of Devi Sit
& Lord Rama . the sanctrum is well decorated .
Treta Ke Thakur
This temple stands at the
place where lord rama is said to have performed the Ashvamedah
yajna . about 300 years ago the raja of Kulu built a new temple
here, which was improved by Ahalyabai holkar of indore. At the
same time the adjoining ghats were also built. The initial idols
in back sandstone where recovered from river Saryu and placed in
the new temple, famous as kale-RAM -ka -mandir .
stands about 65 feet high
and some scholars think it to be Buddhist orgin. According to
legends it was while Lord Hanuman was carrying the hill bearning
the Sanjeevani Booti (herb) for Lakshmans wounds from Himalayas
on way to Lanka a portion broke off and fell at Aydhoa and this
is that very mound.
contains a series of fine
well - maintained ghats which were built by Raja darshan singth
in the 1st half of the 19th century. On top of the ghats a palace
was built which comprises a Sita -RAM temple in the centre of the
courtyard . the shrines of chakrahari and guptahari exist here
with a small narasimha temple.
There are also several jain
temples at ayodhya, as it is said to be the birth place of five
tirthankaras. Kesari singh, the treasurer of nawab faizabad,
built five shrines to mark the birth place of these tirthankaras,
which bear the date of vikram samvat 1781, the temple adinath is
near the swargdwar, while the anantanath temple stands ofn the
gola ghat, sumantanath shrine is near the swargdwar, while the
anantanath temple stands on the gola ghat, sumantnath shrine is
at ramkote, Ajitnath temple near saptsagar while abhinandannath
temple is near the sarai . a new jain temple stands in rai ganj
locality which house a unique 21ft . high image of lord adinath
(rishabhadeva) the first tirthankar.