Sri Ramar Temple, Ayodhya (Thiru Ayodhi) Uttar Pradesh - Divya Desam 98

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Sri Ramr Temple, Ayodhya (Thiru Ayodhi) Uttar Pradesh - Divya Desam 98
Divya Desams refer to the 108 Vishnu temples that are mentioned in the works of the Tamil Azhvars (saints). Divya in the Tamil language indicates "premium" and Desam indicates "place" (temple). Of the 108 temples, 105 are located in India, one in Nepal and two outside of the Earthly realms. Most of the Divya Desams in Tamil Nadu follow the Thenkalai tradition. This includes the important temples of Srirangam and Triplicane.

The Divya Desams are revered by the 12 Azhvars in the Divya Prabandha, a collection of 4,000 Tamil verses. Lord Shiva, the other major deity in Hinduism, is similarly associated with the Paadal Petra Sthalams, 275 Shiva temples which are praised in the Tevaram canon by the 63 Nayanars.

Sri Ramar Temple, Ayodhya (Thiru Ayodhi) Uttar Pradesh - Divya Desam 98

Divya Desam 98 - Sri Ramar Temple:

PLACE : AYODHYA
PRESENT NAME : AYODHYA
BASE TOWN : FAIZABAD
DISTANCE : 07 KM
MOOLAVAR : LORD RAMA/CHAKRAVARTHY THIRUMAGAN/RAGHU NAYAKAN
THAYAR : SEETHA
THIRUMUGAMANDALAM : NORTH
MANGALASASANAM : Periyalwar, Kulashekara Alwar, Thondaradipodi Alwar, Nammalvar, Thirumangai Alwar
PRATYAKSHAM : Bharadhan, all Devars and Maharishis
THEERTHAM : Sarayu Theertham, Indra Theertham, Narasimha Theertham, Papanasa Theertham, Gaja Theertham, Bhargava Theertham, Vashista Theertham, Paramapadha Sathya Pushkarani
VIMANAM : Pushkala Vimanam


Sri Ramar Temple, Ayodhya (Thiru Ayodhi) Uttar Pradesh - Divya Desam 98
Thiru Ayodhi/Ayodhya/Mokshapuri/Mukthi Kshetram/Ram Janmaboomi is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. This is one of 108 Divya Desam. Birth place of Lord Sri Rama. Ayodhya is situated on the bank of River Sarayu. This place is 7 kms from Faizabad. This is a popular pilgrimage centre. The ancient city of Ayodhya according to Ramayana was founded by Manu. This is one of the seven sacred cities. According to Purana. Ayodha is famous for its close association of Ramayana. It’s a city full of sacred temples and historical significance. Atharvana Veda describes Ayodhya as “a city built by Gods and being prosperous as Paradise itself”. Various faiths have grown and prospered simultaneously in different periods. Jains consider that 5 tirthankars were born in Ayodhya and the first Tirthankar Rishabadev is one amoung them.

Sri Ramar Temple, Ayodhya (Thiru Ayodhi) Uttar Pradesh - Divya Desam 98
The legend has that Lord Vishnu gifted a tiny portion of Sri Vaikundham the Abode of Lord to Swayambuva Manu, Manasa Putra of Lord Brahma. As a result, this sacred land came into existence on the river banks of Sarayu, later Lord Vishnu’s glorious incarnation as Lord Rama took place to reinstate the righteousness on this Earth. Ayodhya was the capital of Kingdom Kosala. There are many shrines located within the vicinity of this temple which holds historical importance. The place where the Yagnas performed by Lord Rama known as Thretha Ka Mandir, Kshireshwaranath shrine built by Kousalya mother of Lord Rama to admire her daughter-in-law Goddess Sri Sita. Kanak Bhavan and Kala Rama Temple are the places where Lord Rama blissfully lived with Goddess Sri Sita. There are many Ghats located on the river banks of Sarayu, holy dip on these Ghats known as Ayodhya Ghat, Ram Ghat/Swarga Dwar, Lakshman Ghat etc.. In addition to this there are sacred wells (Vashishta Kund) positioned here are equally capable to eradicates the sins and provides high intrinsic worth.

Sri Ramar Temple, Ayodhya (Thiru Ayodhi) Uttar Pradesh - Divya Desam 98
Hanuman Gadi: This is temple of Hanuman and it is most popular temple of Ayodhya. The temple is in center of the town. One has to climb about 70 steps to reach the main sanctum. The main temple there is statue of Anjana Devi with Bal Hanuman on lap. Legend says Hanuman stays here and guarded the Ramkot. The faithful belief is that all the wishes are granted with a visit to the temple

Sri Ramar Temple, Ayodhya (Thiru Ayodhi) Uttar Pradesh - Divya Desam 98
Sri Ramar Temple, Ayodhya (Thiru Ayodhi) Uttar Pradesh - Divya Desam 98
Sri Ramar Temple, Ayodhya (Thiru Ayodhi) Uttar Pradesh - Divya Desam 98
Sri Ramar Temple, Ayodhya (Thiru Ayodhi) Uttar Pradesh - Divya Desam 98
Sri Ramar Temple, Ayodhya (Thiru Ayodhi) Uttar Pradesh - Divya Desam 98
Kanak Bhavan: This is the palace of Sri Rama. You have to climb few steps and enter into a big hall. Here we get to have darshan of Rama’s Paduka. This was the place from where Rama climbed into the chariot, to leave Ayodhya for vanavasam. There is another mandapam in which we have the main sanctum. Here we see Sita, Rama, and Lakshmana. There are two sets of idols we see here, one is the main idol and the other was worshipped by Sri Krishna. This is the place where Rama and Janaki matha lived. Main deity is decorated so well we hardly feel like leaving the place.

Sri Ramar Temple, Ayodhya (Thiru Ayodhi) Uttar Pradesh - Divya Desam 98
Sri Ramar Temple, Ayodhya (Thiru Ayodhi) Uttar Pradesh - Divya Desam 98
Sri Ramar Temple, Ayodhya (Thiru Ayodhi) Uttar Pradesh - Divya Desam 98
Sri Ramar Temple, Ayodhya (Thiru Ayodhi) Uttar Pradesh - Divya Desam 98
Sri Ram Janma bhoomi: This is the main place of worship in Ayodhya. This is the site of the ancient citadel of Ramkot which stands on the elevated ground in the western part of the city. Lot of checking is there. We are not allowed to take anything inside. One has to walk a lot to reach the main place. They have kept the idol of Seetha Sri Rama and Lakshmana. It is so far we hardly get to see clearly and has to imagine and feel happy. We have the darshan of Hanuman to the side
This is the place where the work is going on for the construction of Sri Rama mandir. There is a model of the temple is exhibited. Pillars with carvings, designed ceiling material, doors and all the designed stones to the sides of the walls are ready.

Sri Ramar Temple, Ayodhya (Thiru Ayodhi) Uttar Pradesh - Divya Desam 98
Sri Ramar Temple, Ayodhya (Thiru Ayodhi) Uttar Pradesh - Divya Desam 98
Ammaji Mandir:

Temple Timings:

This temple remains open from 07:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the morning and 04:30 to 09:30 PM in the evenings. The timings may change during the months of summer and winter.

Location:

Thiru Ayodhya is said to be the Janmha Bhoomi (Birth place) of Sri Ram and is situated 6 Kms from Faizabad. Ayodhya is well connected with other places by road, as it is located on the main highway. Transportation by means of Tempos, Cycle-rickshaws and Buses are available at frequent intervals.

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Sri Ramar Temple, Ayodhya (Thiru Ayodhi) Uttar Pradesh - Divya Desam 98

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