At a distance of 2 km from Ayodhya Junction, Kanak Bhawan is another Hindu temple located in the Tulsi Nagar area of Ayodhya. Situated to the northeast of Ram Janam Bhoomi or Ramkot, it is one of the popular temples to visit in Ayodhya as part of your Uttar Pradesh tour.
Kanak Bhawan temple is dedicated to Lord Ram and his divine consort Sita. It is believed that this building was gifted to Devi Sita by Kaikei immediately after her marriage to Lord Rama. This is the private palace of Devi Sita and Lord Rama. Vikramaditya got it renovated and was completely revamped and rebuilt by Vrish Bhanu Kunwari in 1891. This Bundela-styled temple is currently managed by the Sri Vrishbhan Dharma Setu Trust Private Limited.
This shrine is a marvelous example of Bundelkhand architecture style and is the most beautiful structure in Ayodhya. The temple's central hall boasts arched doorways on three sides and its sanctum sanctorum houses three pairs of gold-crowned idols of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. The largest pair is the one installed by Rani Vrish Bhanu Kunwari. The pair to its right is of a medium height and is said to be those which were established by King Vikramaditya while the third pair is the smallest and is traditionally believed to be the one that was given by Lord Krishna to a woman hermit who was meditating on Lord Ram at this site. All these idols are beautifully decorated with heavy gold ornaments, which is why the temple is called Kanak Bhawan, meaning a house made of gold.
Timings: 8 AM - 11 AM & 4.30 PM - 9 PM