Travel Tips: Apart from the Ram temple, these religious places also make Ayodhya sacred, definitely visit them...
Ayodhya is an ancient city in India best known as the setting of the Hindu epic Ramayana. Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Shri Ram, is located in Uttar Pradesh. Which is one of the oldest cities in the country. The earlier name of this city was Faizabad, whose name has been changed to Ayodhya. Ayodhya is considered to be the birthplace of Lord Shri Ram, which is situated on the banks of river Saryu. The construction work of the grand temple of Lord Shri Ram has started in Ayodhya, people are reaching Ayodhya to see it. But apart from this, there are many religious places in Ayodhya that make Ayodhya sacred. If you are also going to Ayodhya then definitely visit them.
Mother Sita, wife of Lord Shri Ram, is worshiped as much as Lord Ram. A small temple of Mata Sita is situated in Ayodhya. This temple, known as Sita's Kitchen, is located about half an hour away from the Saryu River. Here you can see a symbolic kitchen made of traditional utensils. Here you can have a different experience.
Hanuman Garhi is one of the major religious places of Ayodhya. Hanuman Garhi has a temple dedicated to Hanuman, which has its own religious significance. This temple site earlier belonged to the Nawab of Awadh, who donated it for the construction of the temple. This temple is situated on a hilltop and was built in the 10th century. To reach the temple, travelers have to go through 76 stairs. The idol of Hanuman ji located in the temple welcomes the devotees. The top of the hill offers a spectacular view of the surrounding hills. People of the Hindu religion come to visit this temple in large numbers and have a darshan of Hanuman ji and also pray for salvation from their sins. There is also a belief about Hanuman Garhi that whatever devotees come here and wish with true heart, God definitely fulfills their wishes.
Thakur of Treta
Located near the Naya Ghat of Ayodhya, the Thakur Temple of Treta has several idols including those of Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshman, Hanuman, Bharat, and Sugriva. It is said that these statues have been carved from a single black sandstone. Treta Ke Thakur is believed to have been built 300 years ago by the then King of Kullu. It is said that this structure is situated on the same ground as the famous Ashwamedha Yagya performed by Lord Rama. The temple was again given a facelift by the then-Maratha queen Ahilyabai Holkar in the 1700s. It is open to the public only once a year on the day marked as Ekadashi.
Nageshwar Nath Temple
Nageshwar Nath temple is present in Ram Ki Paidi. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that this temple was built by Kush, the younger son of Lord Shri Ram. It is said that once while bathing in the Saryu River, Kush's armlet was lost, which was returned by a snake girl. This temple was built for the snake girl who was infatuated with Kush. Lakhs of devotees and visitors come to this temple on the day of Shivratri.
Kanak Bhawan is a major tourist attraction in Ayodhya, where earlier there was another temple. It is said that this temple was given by Lord Ram's stepmother Kaikeyi to Sita after marriage. Let us tell you that later this temple was rebuilt by King Vikramaditya of the Paramara dynasty which was rebuilt again in 1891. Kanak Bhawan is one of the most attractive places in Ayodhya where its amazing architecture attracts everyone.
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