Hanuman Garhi, Ayodhya - Timings, History, Darshan, Pooja Timings

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Distance (From Ayodhya Junction): 1.5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: In The Sai Nagar Area

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1.5 km from Ayodhya Junction, Hanuman Garhi is a 10th-century Hindu temple located in the Sai Nagar area of Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is one of the popular temple complexes of Hanuman in North India, and among the must-include places in Ayodhya Tour.

Situated in the center of the town, the Hanuman Garhi temple is dedicated to the Hindu God, Hanuman. It is one of the most important temples in Ayodhya as it is customary to visit Hanuman Garhi before visiting the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. It is believed that Lord Hanuman lived here in a cave and guarded the Janambhoomi or Ramkot. This temple is under the administration of Bairagi Akhara named Nirvani Ani Akhara.

Built by the Nawab of Awadh, this 10th-century temple is approachable by a flight of 76 steps. A massive structure in the shape of a four-sided fort with circular bastions at each corner, the main temple houses a 6-inch-tall idol of Hanuman. The main temple has an interior cave adorned with the numerous statues of Lord Hanuman along with his mother, Maa Anjani.

Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti, which celebrate the birth of Lord Ram and Lord Hanuman respectively, attract thousands of devotees to the Hanuman Garhi.

Timings: 5 AM - 11 PM

Entry: Free