Thiru Ayodhi

 
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History - Thiru Ayodhi

Ayodha is first among the seven Mukhti Kshetras. As per sthalapurana, Sriman narayana took out Ayodhya , an important of Srivaikunta and presented it to Swayambhu Manu, the eldest son of Brahma. Manu Chakravarthi brought this to Booloka and placed it on the southern bank of the river Sarayu. The original Ayodhya temple on which the Azhwars composed Divya Prabanda are not there today due to foreign invaders. There is an ammaji temple on the banks of the Sarayu river and a temple of Sri Ranganatha with a Sannidhi for Rama.

Even the legendary palaces of Emperor Dasaratha, his queen Kousalya and other buildings could be seen. A southern style Ammaji Mandir could also be worshipped.

Allahabad(Prayag)

This is reachable from Ayodhya. The world famous Triveni Snan Ghat could be visited here. The three rivers are
Ganga
Yamuna
Saraswathy
The Saraswathy is not visible to our eyes. Even the ashram of the sage Bharadwaja exists. There are many Mutts and Dharmasalas.

Chitrakootam

Though it has its own railway station, we strongly discourage you to go there. Alight at Karli(one rly.station before). Lot of facilities are available there. The important things here are:
Mandakini River
Chitrakoota hillocks
Beautiful dharmasalas and choultries to stay.

Kasi Kshetra:

Reachable from Allahabad. There are 64 bathing ghats along the Ganges river here. The significant ones are Harishchandra Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat.Important Temples are of
Kasi Visweswar
Annapurna
Visalakshi
Kalabairavar
Birla Mandir

Gaya Kshetra:

Reachable from Varanasi. The most revered Gaya Srartham is done here. The famous Vishnupaada Puja done at 8 p.m. every day is very beautiful. River Phalguni flows here.

Sri Jagannatham(Puri)

Reachable from Gaya via Calcutta. Though it is called Puree in legends, currently is called as Poori. There are many Punya Theerthas.

Thaayaar - Seethapiraati.

Theertham - Paramapadasathya Pushkarini, sarayu river.


Mangalasasanam:

Perialwar - 312, 314, 316, 321, 325, 399
Kulasekaraalwar - 724, 725, 741, 748
Thondaradipodialwar - 920
Thirumangaialwar - 1875
Nammalwar - 3381.

Total of 13 Paasurams.


Special Information
Dieties Chakravarthy Thirumagan, Raghu Nayagan, Seetha
Vimanam Pushkala Vimanam
Theerthangal Paramapatha Sathya Pushkarini, Sarayu River
Mangalasasanam Thirumangaiazhwar,Periyazhwar, Kulasekarazhwar,Thondaradip Podigal, Nammazhwar
Prathyaksham Bharata, Devakanni Rishis
Direction and Posture North-faced and Sitting
Travel Base Varanasi
Accessibility
This Kshetra is about 5 kms from Faisabad station on the Mugulsarai - Lucknow route.

Moolavar
The Moolavar of Ayodhya is Sri Ramar. He is also called with the names "Chakravarthy Thirumagan", facing his thirumugham towards North direction. Prathyaksham for Bharadhan, all Devars and Maharishis.

How to Get There.

Thiru Ayodhya is said to be the Janmha Bhoomi (Birth place) of Sri Ramar 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 and frequent.


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