Guptar Ghat, Ayodhya - Timings, History, Darshan, Pooja Timings

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Distance (From Ayodhya Junction): 10 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: In Faizabad

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 10 km from Ayodhya Junction, Guptar Ghat is a holy ghat situated on the banks of River Saryu in Faizabad near Ayodhya. It is one of the popular religious places to visit in Ayodhya.

Guptar Ghat holds immense religious significance. According to legend, Guptar Ghat is believed to be the place where Lord Rama meditated and undertook the Jal Samadhi to leave the earth and go back to his original abode 'Vaikunta'. It is a popular belief among devotees that taking a dip in the Saryu river on this ghat will wash away their sins and relieve them from worldly worries. The ghat resounds with the chants of Lord Rama's name as devotees and priests sing hymns in his praises.

With a flight of steps leading to the holy river, this ghat was once the neighbor of the colonial Company Gardens, which is now known as the Gupta Ghat Van. Among the several temples situated here, the Sita- Ram temple, Chakrahari shrine, and the Narsingh temple are popular. Revamped in the 1800s and constantly improvised by the UP Government, the Guptar Ghat is currently equipped with modern amenities as well.

Timings: 24 Hours

Entry: Free