Location of Ramkot
Ramkot is located in the western part of Ayodhya.
History of Ramkot
Hanuman Garhi, a massive four-sided fort with circular bastions at each corner and a temple of Hanuman inside, is the most popular shrine in Ayodhya. Situated in the center of the town, it is approachable by a flight of 76 steps. Its legend is that Hanuman lived here in a cave and guarded the Janambhoomi, or Ramkot. The main temple contains the statue of Maa Anjani with Bal Hanuman seated on her lap. The faithful believe that wishes are granted with a visit to the shrine.
Ramkot Citadel in Ramkot
The ancient city of Ayodhya earns its claim to fame for being the birthplace of Rama. Located on the banks of River Saryu it is said to be founded by Manu. An ancient document records this as a city built by the Gods and enjoys the same standard of prosperity as in paradise. Interestingly the city is regarded as an important center for Jains too as five of the Thirthankaras were born in this holy city. Some of the important tourist destinations here are The Hanuman Garhi, Kanak Bhawan, Ramkot Citadel, Swarg Dwar, Mani Parvat and Sugriv Parvat, Nageshwarnath Temple, etc. Monuments in Ayodhya are well maintained and makes for good tourist destinations.
Significant Edifices in Ramkot
Ramkot Fort is a place which is of utmost importance in city and visited by many pilgrims throughout the year, Ramkot Shrine is located on a hillock which is a major place of worship in Ayodhya city. On the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami many pilgrims visit this place to pay their respects and worship Lord Rama with lots of cultural programs that held on this occasion. Chaitra Month in the Indian calendar year is celebrated with pomp and show in this city by decorating Ramkot Temple which leaves the visitors with some fascinating views. This place is amongst the ones which are most frequently visited by so many travelers who come to Ayodhya.
This is precisely because Ramkot is the site of the ancient citadel of Ramkot that stands on an elevated ground in the western part of the city. The place marks the site of Lord Ram's fort that once existed. This the same place where Lord Rama was bestowed with the kingdom and kinship of 'Koshala'. Pilgrims throughout the year frequent the place.
(Last Updated on : 25-02-2016)
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