Ayodhya Ram Mandir - Shree Rama Janma Bhoomi Teerth kshetra

Ayodhya Ram Mandir - Shree Rama Janma Bhoomi Teerth kshetra

Mar 01, 2024Soubhagya Barick

Sri Ram Mandir is being inaugurated in the Shri Rama Janma Bhoomi Teerth kshetra of Ayodhya on the 22nd of January, 2024, and is dedicated to the entire world. Ayodhya and Ram are inseparable from each other. The temple is built on the site, believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ram, one of the most revered Hindu deities.

The temple was constructed by the ‘Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra’, a trust formed by the Indian government to oversee the construction of the temple.

What Rama has said about Ayodhya

Valmiki Ramayan has a line in its poetry:

|| जननी जन्मभूमिष्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसि ||

|| ಜನನೀ ಜನ್ಮಭೂಮಿಷ್ಚ ಸ್ವರ್ಗಾದಪಿ ಗರೀಯಸಿ ||

|| Janani Janma Bhumishcha Swargadapi Gariyasi ||

This line tells everything about Lord Ram’s affection, and love for his motherland when Vibhishan asks him to stay back in the serendipitous land of Swarna Lanka. 

Importance of Ayodhya as a Teertha Kshetra

Puranas mention the seven most sacred Teertha Kshetras or Yatra destinations, that every Hindu must visit at least once in his lifetime. This travel is generally known as ‘Teertha Yatra’ or simply ‘Yatra’, as a means of attaining Moksha. They are said to be: Ayodhya, Mathura, Maya, Kashi, Avanitka, Puri, and Dvaravati. Names of some of these places have changed. The sacred places are also the equivalents of the seven Chakras (Nadis) in one’s body. To attain Moksha, one has to realize these Chakras in body, beginning at the Muladhar. The Chakras in the body are: Muladhar, Swadhishthan, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha, Ajna and Sahasrar.

Ayodhya Kshetra as Manipura Chakra

Ayodhya is the ancient Teertha Kshetra, representing the Manipura Chakra (In Sanskrit-मणिपूर चक्र). This is also interpreted as a “City of jewels”. This Chakra can be realized behind the navel (Solar plexus) and is associated with warmth. Ayodhya means that which cannot be destroyed.

Did you know the Srirangam & Shri Ram Connect?

Sri Ranganatha Swamy, the presiding Deity of Srirangam Kshetra, in Tamil Nadu, is the Kula Devata of the Ikshvaku Dynasty and Lord Shri Ram. This temple is the 2nd largest temple in Asia and the biggest temple in Bharat currently.

South India has always had a connection with North India.

Participate in Ram Mandir Temple Opening Special Abhishekam at Sri Sanjeevana Anjaneya Temple, Srirangam, Tamil Nadu on 22nd Jan 2024, and receive the blessings of Ram Parivar.

Valmiki Ramayan Katha

Valmiki Ramayan or Valmiki Ramayanam is a Maha Kaavya dedicated to Sri Ram and a much-celebrated epic that is read by billions. Maharshi Valmeeki is the author of this great work. Ramayan is today available in many languages apart from the original Sanskrit and available in many languages. There are many versions of Ramayana in Indian languages, besides Buddhist, and Jain adaptations.

Burmese, Cambodian (Reamker), Filipino, Indonesian, Lao, Malay, Nepali, Maldivian, Thai (Ramakien), Vietnamese, and Tibeto-Chinese versions of the Ramayana are some of these. This apart, it is estimated that there are at least three hundred versions of Ramayan.

Different names of Lord Ram

Ayodhya Ram, Dasharathi Rama, Kodandarama, Kausalyaram, Rama Chandra, Rama Bhadra, Sitaram, Raghavaram, Janaki-Rama, Ram-Lulla (Ram Lalla) are but a few of his names.

Ramayan, a great epic that takes us through the journey of the Life of Lord Ram, has glorified Sri Ram and Janma-Bhoomi, his birthplace. It narrates the qualities of the “Maryada-Purushottama”, a title that well adorns Lord Ram. His commitment to keeping his word took him through the arduous journey of Vanavasa (Living in the woods) for fourteen years. This was taken up as a part of “Dushta Shikshana Shishta Rakshana”, the inevitable act of ending the cruel demon king Ravan or Dasha Kantha Ravan. Sri Ram returned victorious to Ayodhya on Vijay Dashami day, which is celebrated to this day in India.

Ram Mandir Ayodha - A Historic Milestone

In a moment that resonates with centuries of cultural and religious significance, the inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya stands as a historic milestone, embodying the culmination of a long-standing cultural journey.

Ram Mandir is not just a physical structure but a symbol of India's cultural heritage and the embodiment of the values and principles associated with Lord Ram, a revered figure. The temple's architecture, inspired by traditional Indian temple design, reflects a blend of spirituality and artistic craftsmanship. The construction process itself has become a symbol of resilience and determination, overcoming numerous obstacles and challenges.

Ram Mandir Construction &  Architecture

The temple complex is spread over 67 acres and is expected to become a major cultural and religious center, attracting millions of devotees from around the world.

Ayodhya Ram Mandir is a grand temple complex built in the Nagara style of temple architecture, characterized by its towering spires or Shikharas. The temple is built using pink sandstone and is spread across an area of 2.77 acres. The temple is surrounded by a large courtyard and has several smaller shrines dedicated to many other Hindu deities. The most striking feature of the temple is the giant Shaligram stone, a black stone to represent Lord Ram and brought from the Gandaki river in Nepal.

The temple is 161 feet high and has three floors, each with a different purpose. The first floor is dedicated to Lord Ram, while the second floor is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, and the third floor is a museum showcasing the history and culture of Ayodhya.

The temple complex also includes Yajnashala, a hall for conducting yajnas or fire ceremony rituals, a community kitchen, and a medical facility.

How to reach Ayodhya by flight?

Ayodhya International Airport, officially known as Maharishi Valmiki International Airport, is an upcoming international airport designed to serve the cities of Ayodhya and Faizabad in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. This airport is about 8.5 km (Approx.) from Faizabad, in the Ayodhya district.

Timing of Darshan at Ayodhya Ram Mandir:

07:00 am to 11:30 am

02:00 pm to 07:00 pm

 Ayodhya Shri Ram Mandir Arati Timings

Jagran/Shingar Arati - 06:30 am

Sandhya Arati - 07:30 pm

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