Not Just The Ram Mandir, Visit These 6 Temples In Ayodhya Too On Your Next Visit

Inauguration of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is this month, do not forget to visit these temples as well.

by Ankita Mazumdar
Not Just The Ram Mandir, Visit These 6 Temples In Ayodhya Too On Your Next Visit

Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is finally getting inaugurated on January 22, 2024. Ayodhya, the historical city is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ram’s seventh incarnation known as Lord Vishnu. It is also situated on the banks of the Sarayu River, hence it is a remarkable tourist attraction. If you are planning to visit Ram Mandir for its inauguration, then do not skip on these temples in Ayodhya as well.

After Ram Mandir Visit These 6 Temples In Ayodhya 

1. Hanuman Garhi

This is a 10th-century Hanuman temple situated in Sai Nagar. It is believed that this was the spot where Lord Hanuman stayed to protect Ayodhya. To witness the 6-inch-tall Hanuman idol, you have to take 76 steps to its entrance. This quick workout is also awarded with great views of the surrounding hills. It is said that it is customary to visit this temple in Ayodhya before heading over to Ram Temple.

2. Treta Ke Thakur

This temple in Ayodhya built over 300 years is just at the banks of Naya Ghat and comprises idols of Lord Ram, Goddess Sita, Lord Lakshman, Lord Hanuman, Lord Bharat, and Lord Sugreev. What is so special about this? It is believed that all these idols are carved out from a single black sandstone! Also, it stands on the same spot where Ashwamedha Yagna was performed by Lord Ram. It is to be noted that Treta Ke Thakur opens to the public only on Ekadashi. It is observed on Shukla Paksha’s eleventh day of Karthik month, according to the Hindu calendar.

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3. Nageshwarnath Temple

The vibrant colours of this temple in Theri Bazaar, Ayodha is another important spot that you have to visit. It is dedicated to Lord Nageshwarnath and is believed to be constructed by Kush, Lord Ram’s son. The story behind this temple goes that Kush lost his armlet in the Sarayu River. It was found by Nag-Kanya who was a devotee of Shiva and happened to fall in love with Kush. Therefore, he set up this temple for her.

4. Shri Kale Ram Temple

Another temple in Ayodhya is considered important, not only in India but also worldwide. The reason behind this is that it is the only temple to house the idols of Lord Rama and his brothers Bharata, Lakshmana and Shatrughna. It is believed that visiting Ayodhya is incomplete if you do not seek blessings from Lord Kale Ram. hence do not miss out on this one.

5. Kanak Bhawan

Kanak Bhawan is also known as Sone-ka-Ghar as it translates to Golden Palace. This Bundela-styled temple is situated in Tulsi Nagar and has stood since 1891! This holy Bhawan is dedicated to Lord Ram and Goddess Sita. it is believed that this was gifted to them by Kaikeyi, Ram’s stepmother. it houses three golden-crowned idols under a silver roof in Garbagriha.

6. Ammaji Mandir

Another temple in Ayodhya on the banks of the Sarayu River is over 100 years old now. It was founded by Sri Yogi Parthasarathy Iyengar who had a profound knowledge of scriptures in Hindi, Sanskrit, Kannada, and Tamil. You will witness here many kinds of scriptures in Hindi, Sanskrit, and Tamil because it is maintained by Tamils. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu and the architecture of Ammaji Mandir will mesmerise you. 

Also Read: Ayodhya Ram Temple: Mysore Artist’s Idol Selected For Installation; What Is The Significance Of The Idol?

Is your visit to Ayodhya complete now and are you satisfied with the beautiful and intricate Ram Temple? We bet you didn’t know about some of these temples.

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