the rAM jANAMBHOOMI tEMPLE is one of the major attractions in Ayodhya. The place is considered to be the birthplace of Lord Ram the 7th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The original temple was said to have been demolished by the Mughal emperor Babur in 1528 AD and built a mosque at the site. The mosque however was demolished in 1992 and the area has since been a ground of dispute among the Hindus and the Muslims in India.
Varanasi Ayodhya naimisaranyam Trip
Do you want to enjoy the core culture of India? Varanasi is the spot where Hinduism developing in ancient India. River Ganges that flows through the city is the holy river of the religion. It is said that many Gods lived and meditated in this city. Many literature and poems were written in this city that now they stand as an axis of the religion. Any pilgrimage for Hinduism will and should cover Varanasi.
The ancient city of Ayodhya is known by most to be the setting of the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana and is known to be the birthplace of the God king Ram. The city is located at the banks of the Sarayu River and was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala. The city was known to be founded by the Hindu deity Manu and is believed to be 9000 years old. It is one of the most frequented pilgrim spots and is famous for its various temples which are visited by people of various Indian religions.
The Sarayu River which once used to be 1.5 kilometers wide, has shrunk to 30-40 meters only, according to The Telegraph report of 2012. Global warming, pollution and the construction of the Pancheswar Dam in Nepal accounted for the narrowing down of the river. The change of the course of the river has made thousands of acres of fertile land barren due to the accumulation of sand in these areas.
In the forests of Naimisharanya, sat the 88,000 Rishis and Ved Vyasa revealed the Vedas, Puranas, and Shastras to them. You read any Indian scripture, and you find the mention of Naimisharanya.
Chakra Tirtha is a sacred disc-shaped water tank. Pilgrims bathe in this tank to purge themselves of their mortal sins and also undertake a circumambulation or Parikrama of this tank. There are many mythological stories associated with Chakra Tirtha. One story states that this pond emerged at this place when Lord Vishnu’s Sudarshana chakra or powerful disc fell over here. Another story says that the pond came into being when Lord Brahma’s wheel came to a halt at this place. A water body emerged right then and the water was flowing in it with devastating force. The terrified sages prayed to Lord Brahma to save them who then directed Goddess Lalita to bind the raging waters of the tank. The goddess then constructed a chakra around the waters in order to control it. The place receives a huge crowd of pilgrims on the Somvati Amavasya Tithi.