AYODHYA (2 night and 3 days)

About the City:

Ayodhyais an ancient city of India, the old capital of Awadh, in the current Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh. Ayodhya is the birth place of Hindu God Shri Ram, and the capital of Kosala Kingdom.As per the writings of Skand Puran, the city is located above the Sudarshan Chakra of Lord Vishnu. Further, it is also considered a sacred place as it is considered a combined form of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh the three Hindu Gods.

Schedule:

Day 1-

Arrival from Faizabad railway station to the hotel

Hanuman Garhi Temple:The temple is an important site both in terms of religion as well as architecture. It is a massive structure in the shape of a four-sided fort with circular bastions at each corner.

Jain shrines:It is believed by the followers of Jainism that Ayodhya is the birthplace of as many as 5 of his Tirthankaras. These Jain temples mark the place where these Tirthankaras were born. It is said that Kesari Singh, the treasurer of Nawab of Faizabad, built 5 separate shrines to mark the birthplace of these Tirthankaras.

KanakBhavan:The Temple is famous for the images of Sri Rama and Sita wearing gold crowns. Because of this very reason, it is also popularly referred to as Sone-ka-Ghar at times.

Nageshwarnath Temple: The temple stands tall amidst numerous ‘Matths’ and ‘Akhadaras’ that exist in the city of Ayodhya. Nageshwarnath Temple is supposed to be established by Raja Kush, the younger son of Lord Rama.

Ramkot:The place evokes same sentiments and emotions among the followers as Ram Janambhoomi. It is the site of the ancient citadel of Ramkot that stands on an elevated ground in the western part of the city. The place marks the site of Lord Ram’s fort that once existed.

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 2-

Bharata Kund: It is a place for asthi visarjan and offering Pind Daan, a ritual performed by Hindus for all departed souls. It is commonly believed that the departed souls attain salvation if the Pind Daan/Shraddha rituals are performed here and hold great spiritual relevance.

Shree Swami Narayan temple- Chhapaiya: Chhapaiya is located around 35km from Ayodhya. Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s legends are associated both with Chhapaiya and Ayodhya. Every year on Kartaki purnima and chaitra pumima (Full moon days of the months of Kartika and chaitra) a fair is organized, visited by lakhs of people from distant places.

Overnight stay at hotel in Ayodhya

Day 3-

Departure from Ayodhya to railway station

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